While my parents were visiting we had a favourite “pud” of ours… apple strudel, which I have already posted here. But a couple of weeks ago the freezer was due for its annual defrosting, and I was pleased to find there were still quite a few plums and some rhubarb (and far too many blueberries!). Hence this delicious pud.
The first one with plums and blueberries was so good that a few days later I made another one, with the last bag of rhubarb and some blueberries….
- 300g (10 oz) plums, quartered or rhubarb, chopped into bite-size pieces
- 125g (4 oz) blueberries
- a little vanilla or cinnamon sugar for sprinkling over the fruit
- 100g (3/4 cup) plain flour
- 100g (1/2 cup) sugar
- 3 eggs
- 225ml (1 cup) milk or soya milk
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Butter a flan dish and lay the fruit in the dish. Sprinkle with a little vanilla or cinnamon sugar. In a large bowl, beat the eggs for one minute. Sift in the flour and sugar and mix until combined, then add the milk and mix to a smooth batter. Pour over the fruit and bake for 30-40 minutes, until just firm in the middle and golden brown.
It tastes wonderful served warm – the consistency is somewhere between pancake and custard…. yum!
What’s hiding in YOUR freezer?
I saw this lovely short video on the BBC website the other day… take a look, it’s beautiful!
And a couple of other links too:
BBC Nature: Butterflies Bounce Back
BBC Nature: Bill Oddie and an English Meadow
I haven’t seen any butterflies yet – much too early here. Have you?
With several hours of sunshine most days this past week, spring really seems nearer. The birds are very active and the hazel pollen is already blowing around. And the first crocus have opened!
Today’s shot looks similar to last week… not much change yet, except for the light.
Are you noticing any changes yet?
Whatever you are doing, either with loved ones or not, I hope it’s a lovely day for you.
Smile at a stranger – they’ll smile back, guaranteed!
Wave at someone you have never seen before, and I bet they’ll wave back!
And if something makes you happy, Laugh Out Loud – it’s good for you (and it’s catching too)!
“May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day…”
(from an old Irish blessing)
Love, Cathy xxx
A quick snap today, as I’m preparing for a visit from my Mum and Dad from the UK. A few days of conversation and some games of Scrabble by the fire will make February rush by in a breeze and before we know it spring will have arrived!
Dreaming of Spring
The garden seems to be suspended in time… nothing happening yet!
Have a great day everyone!