Today I washed and put away all my summer clothes. Over here in the UK it feels like late autumn. It is cold, dark and raining on and off.
What a stark contrast to a few days ago struggling to breath under the scorching Italian sun!
So I am back to wearing jumpers, long trousers and socks again and that feels odd. Normally early September is still quite nice. Having said that it is good to be back to the comforts of my own home. Home sweet home as they say.
To welcome us all back I made a nice plum tart. Plums are in season now in the UK. We had it after dinner and it was a real treat. Plums are so deliciously sweet. Choose different types of different colours to create a nice contrast.
- Prep Time : 40 minutes
- Cook Time : 45 minutes
Put the flour, butter, vanilla essence, eggs and 4 tbsp of sugar on your work top.
Working with your hands quickly combine the ingredients and form a ball. Let it rest for 30 minutes wrapped in cling film. Grease a round baking tray (diameter about 30 cm or 12 inch). Dust your work top with flour and with a rolling pin roll out the pastry (about 4 mm - 0.16 inch thick) and put it on your baking tray.
Spread the jam on the pastry.
Cut the plums in half and remove the stones. Arrange them over the jam alternating the colours.
Sprinkle the pinenuts on top and the brown sugar. Cook for 45 minutes at 180C or 350F.