and little drop of water if you want extra sticky spicey plums
Pop your halved and stoned plums into a butterd dish and sprinkle your spiced sugar mix over the plums ( thats your sugar , cinnamon, mixed spice and star anise) pop in a knob of butter ,as i like butter, add a little water if you wish and pop into the oven at 180 or gas mark 4 for about 2530 mins , (i coat the plums with the sticky spicey caramel half way through , but thats me ) Then they are ready and serve with what ever you want ........
Ricotta hot cakes
250 grams ricotta cheese (the cows milk one i find the best)
125 ml of milk
2 large eggs (separated)
100 grams plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
oil for the pan
Put the ricotta, milk and egg yolks into a bowl and mix well Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt and whisk to make a smooth batter Beat the egg whites until they become fluffy and then fold them into the ricotta mixture Heat the oil in a large frying pan and drop in heaped dessertspoons ( for the firefighters i had to use a way bigger spoon of batter, they are big beasts to keep fed) Cook the pancakes for about 1 minute until golden and then flip them over and cook for another minute Keep the cooked pancakes warm and then serve them with your baked spiced plums, job done ....
Nathan Diamond shares a delicious recipe for Oyster Leek and Potato Soup, one of the Oyster recipes to celebrate the CLIFF Oyster Festival, running throughout the month of September in Cliff at Lyons, Cliff Townhouse and Cliff House Hotel.