Waking up on a Saturday morning and knowing you've got all day to do all the things you've wanted to do all week is a great feeling- I'm planning on a stroll into all the little boutique shops that line the streets of Edinburgh and a walk through the beautiful Queen Street gardens- I will pop up a few photos for you to see just how stunning the city is at this time of the year.
There's something so satisfying about the smell of baking first thing in the morning and accompanied by strong coffee its the best way to set you up for the day.
This recipe is adapted from Joy the baker, a great baking blog, and is fuss-free. As Joy says it's the kind of cake you can knock up without even thinking about it.
The glut of plums at this time of the year are calling out to be made into delicious pies and the roasted plums in this cake give it a great tartness that contrast the fluffy cinnamon cake batter and sweet caramelised topping.
Ingredients: (to make 4 small servings)
150g gluten-free self-raising flour
25g ground almonds
1tsp baking powder
1/4tsp ground cinnamon
60g caster sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
40g unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 fresh plums
Granulated sugar for topping
Double cream to serve
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. Grease a 6 inch skillet pan and place a baking tray in the oven to warm up.
In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking power, salt, cinnamon and sugar.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, vanilla and melted butter.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients until just combined. Spoon the batter into the greased pan.
Cut the plums in half and remove the stones. Slice the plums into quite thick slices and then press the plum slices into the batter. Sprinkle over some extra ground almonds and 1tbsp granulated sugar.
Bake the pan in the centre of the oven on the baking tray for about 20-25 minutes until golden brown, caramelised and springy to the touch. The plums should still be holding their shape.
Serve the cake warm with a splash of double cream.
A few photos of my stroll around the city yesterday- everywhere you turn the city looks stunning and has many hidden beautiful gems and grand, elegant architecture.
These mews houses are a firm favourite of mine- they look like they'd be so cosy inside!
|The view from my bedroom window!|