Thursday, August 12, 2010


One morning last week I woke up and suddenly thought: Plums! I had been trying to make my way through my share, but had managed to completely forget about my plums.

Since I had already made jam and tried plums grilled, and since they were on the verge of going bad, I needed something different. So I found a recipe for plum bread. It turned out pretty well and has served as my breakfast this week.

It's from Allrecipes and called My Mother-in-Law's Plum Bread.
  • 1 cup pitted, chopped plums
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray, or line with parchment paper.
Sprinkle chopped plums with 1 tablespoon of flour in a bowl, and toss to coat. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat the margarine, white sugar, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs. In another bowl, sift together 1 1/2 cup of flour with salt and baking soda. Stir the dry ingredients into the egg mixture, alternating with yogurt until the mixture forms a smooth batter. Lightly stir in the flour-coated plums, and pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the top of the batter with brown sugar.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool in the pan 10 to 15 minutes before removing from pan for slicing.

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