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Shortbread with roasted plums

Author: Riverford Organics Published: 8th August 2017 06:20

 Recipe of the week

An easy-to-make and delectable combination of plums roasted with honey, cinnamon and orange and crisp, buttery traditional shortbread. Add a dollop of crème fraîche if you like when serving. Any shortbread not eaten will keep well for a week in an airtight container for a teatime treat.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Serves: 8


    •    for the shortbread:
    •    225g unsalted butter
    •    100g golden caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
    •    225g plain flour
    •    100g cornflour
    •    1 tsp fine sea salt
    •    for the plums:
    •    8 large plums (plus a few more if small)
    •    Finely grated zest & juice of 1 orange
    •    2 tbsp honey
    •    1 tsp ground cinnamon
    •    Crème fraîche, to serve

  1. Preheat oven to 150°C/Gas 2.
  2. To make the shortbread: Beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the flours and salt and bring together with your fingertips.
  3. Tip into a 23cm flan or Swiss roll tin and press into the sides. Prick all over with a fork. Bake for 45-50 minutes until pale golden.
  4.  Sprinkle lightly with sugar and cut into 8 triangles (flan tin) or fingers (Swiss roll tin). Leave for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  5. Increase oven temperature to 180˚C/Gas 4.
  6. Make the plums: Halve the plums and remove the stones. Place cut side up in a baking dish.
  7. Mix the orange juice and honey and pour over the plums. Sprinkle with cinnamon and orange zest.
  8. Bake for about 20-30 minutes. Serve with the shortbread and crème fraîche.


Courtesy of http://www.riverford.co.uk/

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