Autumnal Harvest- part III

The final thing I did with the harvest was use up those mini plums (I’d put them in the freezer). Wrapping them in pastry seemed like a good option.

I also did some regular plum pastries for Left With Pictures to munch on during their music video shoot for the latest instalment of the “In Time” project (a song and a video every month this year- madness), you can see September’s video here.

Easy Peasy Plum Pastries

You will need:

A roll of puff
Some plums, pitted and cut into quarters
An egg or some milk
Honey or jam (I used my
plum jam)
Flaked Almonds (optional)

1) Roll out your puff pastry to circa 1/2 a cm in thickness, you want a large rectangular shape. Then, divide this into more rectangles, about 8-10 depending on how big you want them.

2) You want to make an indented border in each rectangle with the back of your knife- it’ll look ‘framed’ (see diagram below).

3) Within the frame, place as many plum quarters as you can. Drizzle with honey or spoon some jam on them.

4) Brush the exposed pastry with a bit of milk or beaten egg.

5) Bake in a 200 degree oven for about 20 min, but keep an eye on them. You want them to be nice and golden. Enjoy warm with a cup of tea.

Meals on Wheels

Jumped on the bus straight after work to go see Left With Pictures play Cargo. My meal on wheels was sushi from the wondrous temple of fishy curiosities that is the Japan Centre on lower Regent Street. Dinner for £3.30- not bad. Although I did get some funny looks from tourists.