When they say that simplicity is best I couldn't agree more.
These mini desserts are straightforward and a good idea for a last minute sweet treat.
The sweetness of the fruit, the nutty texture of the almonds and the perfume of the vanilla make such a simple dessert just so good!
I like the idea of individual puddings: I don't need extra plates to serve them, just a spoon and anything that saves extra washing up and work is a bonus!
You can use pears, apples or any other fruit you fancy. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar for a pretty finish.
- Prep Time : 20 minutes
- Cook Time : 30 minutes
- Yield : 4
Wash and dry the plums, cut them in half, remove the stone and slice them. Chop the almonds using a processor if you prefer.
Whisk the eggs (kept at room temperature) with the caster sugar until pale and creamy, add the flour, the milk, vanilla essence and the almonds; mix well until all the ingredients are well combined. Make sure there are no lumps.
Grease with butter 4 ovenproof ramekin dishes (use porcelain tea cups if you don't have ramekin dishes) and pour in the mixture. Arrange the plum's slices on top.
Sprinkle with brown sugar and bake at 180C or 350F for about 30 minutes until golden on top.
Decorate with powdered sugar.