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Plum Tart

A cross between a cake and a tart, tastes delicious and looks much harder to make than it is. You may use peaches, apples, pears that’s in season. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or a dollop of freshly whipped cream. Taste great on its own too!

Plum Tart

Salwaa Smith – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

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Salwaa’s Plum Tart
You may use peaches, apples, pears etc..

Crust Ingredients:
1 large egg
125g soft butter/margarine
1/4 cup cooking oil
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup cake flour
1 level teaspoon baking powder

Using a large bowl mix the eggs sugar, softened butter and oil together until light and fluffy. Add vanilla essence, mix. Add the flour and baking powder and mix well to form a dough.

Line a 20cm pie dish or any oven proof dish with half of the pastry. Left over pastry can be frozen or you can use it to make herzoggies.

Blind bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for about 10 minutes.

Slice 6-8 plums in half and remove the stone, then cut each half into 6 slices so you should get 12 slices per plum. If you can’t remove the stone, just carefully cut around it.

Mix the sliced plums with 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 teaspoon fine cinnamon.

Arrange the sliced plums on top of the pastry and bake further for about 35 minutes.

When cooled dust with icing sugar.

Serve with fresh whipped cream or custard or enjoy as is.

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