750 g red plums
60 g (1/2 cup ) flour
5 ml (1 tsp) baking powder
85 ml (1/3 cup) caster sugar
3 extra large eggs, beaten
500 ml (2 cups) full cream milk
1 vanilla bean, scraped or use 2,5ml (1/2 tsp) vanilla extract
Whipped cream for serving
Lightly grease a shallow 1 litre ovenproof by rubbing with butter.
Arrange the plums, cut side down in the dish then sift together the flour, baking powder and caster sugar in a bowl.
Combine the eggs, milk and vanilla seeds or extract and lightly whisk.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the egg and milk mixture.
Mix to a smooth batter but don’t mix too much as you don’t want to create air bubbles in the mixture.
Pour the batter gently over the fruit – it helps if poured over the back of a metal spoon and bake in a hot oven of 200 degrees C for about 30-40 minutes.
Remove from the oven and cool slightly.
Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve hot with whipped cream – or custard – or vanilla ice cream.