Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cake and......

A Tomato.

We picked this big beauty last night for a BLT supper.  Home grown tomato, locally cured bacon and farm stand lettuce on beer bread.  The ordinary elevated to the extraordinary by choice of ingredients.

The sandwiches were delicious!

Plum came from the Food 52 site.  Unfortunately the site is not connecting today.  Fortunately I printed the recipe.  So without further  ado.....


Preheat oven to 350 F.  Prep nine by two inch round cake pan.  Butter pan, cut parchment paper to fit bottom of pan and butter. Dust with flour.

Measure and sift together in small bowl:
1&1/2 Cup flour
1 Tsp. baking powder
1/4 Tsp. baking soda

Beat together until light and fluffy:
1/2 Cup soft butter
2/3 Cup granulated sugar

Beat in one at a time:
2 Large eggs
3/4 Cup sour cream (I used whole milk Greek yogurt)
1/2 Tsp. Finely grated lemon zest

Beat in flour mix at low speed (I did this by hand)

12 small plums
2 Tblsp. Brown sugar

Cut plums in half and pit.

Spread half the batter in the pan.  Sprinkle with 1 tblsp. brown sugar.  Place 12 halves, cut side down on batter.  Dollop and spread remaining batter.  Arrange remaining plum halve cut side up.  Sprinkle with remaining sugar.  (Depending on size and variety of plums you may need fewer than 12.  I used eight.  The recipe originally called for prune plums, but any variety will work.)

Bake 50 - 55 minutes, turning pan halfway through baking time.  Inserted toothpick should be clean.

Let cool 20 minutes.  Invert onto plate, then invert again onto serving plate.

Serve with sweetened whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or plain.

This recipe can be found on Food 52-Your Best Plum Recipes.

(As I mentioned before the link is not working, but this is a site worth visiting.)

Later edit:  The link is working.  There's a nice how-to pictorial there Plum Cake.

And finally.....KikiLaSois looking disgusted at Winter's antics.

And more fish, which all the kitties would probably enjoy 'meeting.'  Thankfully they are all indoor cats!

 Enjoy what  looks to be a beautiful day.

As always, thanks for stopping by..............*s*


  1. BLT's, a summertime favorite around here. We still have tomatoes on the plants but they are ripening extra slow and the plants are looking pathetic.
    ... good thing those kitties stay in or they would definitely go fishing!

  2. BLT., the greatest joy in life!
    I have used a similar plum cake recipe but instead of using plums, I used Gerber's plum baby food, really a good cake!

  3. I've never made a plum cake, that tomato looks so good, mine bit the dust early due to too much rain. I can get one brand of naturally cured bacon without sulfites which I occasionally do, hum good, even just plain. The fish look bigger already. My cats never tried to get my fish but the birds that was another story when they were outdoor cats.

  4. Plum cake is very tasty. What a big tomatoe and a cute cat. Our neighbors had gold fishes but they disapeared in som strange way *smile*.


  5. That looks and sounds really, really yummy. If you get some tomatos that don't ripen you can fry them and make fried green tomato BLTs, they are really yummy even without the bacon.

  6. Dearest Suzi,
    You may pride yourself for growing such a juicy tomato!
    The expression on your cat's face is priceless.
    Hugs to you,

  7. I once was Au-pair to an American family in Geneva. That is when I got to know BLT sandwiches! Unforgettable! Your tomato looks delicious and sweet and so sounds you recipe for plum cake! Thanks for sharing! Christa

  8. HOLY CATS it is true: beer bread and big tomatoes, OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!! We had that for dinnah just now....

  9. Hi Michele...I'm planting my vegs in a spot that gets longer sun next year.

    Hi Tracey...Plum baby food....Hmmmm!

    Hi Linda.....How sad that your tomatoes got done in. Folks forget that too much water is as bad as too little.

    Hi Elna.....The goldfish disappearance sounds suspicious.

    Hi Lori...or you can make green tomato chutney

    Hi Mariette....Cats have the most disdainful expressions.

    Hi Christa...So glad you found out about BLTs.

    Hi Gary...I'm not a beer drinker, but beer bread is to die for!
    Once again...thanks for the recipe!


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