Plum Crumble Slice

plum crumble sliceA rich buttery slice with succulent plums and a hint of cinnamon.  Serve warm with cream, ice-cream or custard for a dessert!  Cuts into 12+ slices. Not suitable for home freezing.

Ingredients

250g cold butter
225g golden caster sugar
300g ground almonds
140g plain flour, plus 25g
2 eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
8-10 plums, stoned and roughly chopped
50g flaked almonds

20 x 30cm baking tin lined with baking paper

Oven 180C / Gas 4 / Fan 160C

How to make it

  1. Put the butter, sugar and ground almonds into a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles very rough breadcrumbs. Spoon half the mix into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Add 140g flour to the mix in the processor and whizz to form a dough. Tip into the prepared tin and press down with the back of a spoon.
  3. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden and leave to cool for 10 mins.
  4. Set aside a few tablespoons of the remaining mix and put the rest back into the processor. Add the eggs, the 25g flour, cinnamon and baking powder and whizz to a smooth batter.
  5. Spread over the base, top with the plum pieces and a little extra caster sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Bake for 20 mins, sprinkle with the remaining crumble mix and flaked almonds.
  7. Cook for another 20 mins or until golden. Leave to cool in the tin before slicing.

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