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When I bought some plums which turned out to be hard and woody, I converted them to compote by simmering them with a stick of cinnamon and a little annato seed in water with a little ruby port. After a long simmer, the liquid evaporated and the plums now have a much more intense flavour. The compote is nice on its own, or it can be put on bread or added to yoghurt.
I had a craving for Pflaumen Dampfnudeln mit Vanillesoße and normally I’d satisfy that craving by going out, but then I realized that they probably wouldn’t be that difficult to make. I just bought a plum compote and made a basic milk dough, and the vanilla sauce is simply a thin custard. I then steamed the dumplings and served them with the vanilla sauce and sugar mixed with poppy seeds.
On overcast Sunday afternoons, who doesn’t enjoy a bit of tea and cake? On Friday I picked up some cheap plums which were on the cusp of spoiling with the intention of making plum dumplings. Instead, I decided I wanted to try a new recipe, so I made this plum cake.