Saturday, July 19, 2008

A New Friend

Ever since I was little, I have always liked stone fruits, particularly peaches and nectarines. There's nothing like biting into a juicy piece of fruit on a hot summer day. With juice running down your face and your mouth exploding with a sweet goodness, there's no better way to divulge in the warm weather of summer. And although I am a die hard stone fruit fan, there's one fruit in which I particularly never get a craving for.

That lonely fruit would be the plum. Not that I have anything against the purple jewel toned fruit, I just never get an overwhelming urge to sink my teeth into the tart little plum. However, I have been seeing a lot of recipe that use the lonely plum. So this got me thinking...maybe plums are like Granny Smith Apples, you give them a little heat and they sweeten right up. And who doesn't love a baked Granny Smith apple?

After searching through recipes, reading comments and finding out that plums were only $0.99 a lb., I had come to a decision. I was on a mission to make something that would finally allow me to add one more fruit to my list of favorite summer fruits! My accomplice in this mission was Martha's Open-Face Plum Cake.

I cannot begin to tell you how simply satisfying this recipe was! Not only was it the easiest recipe to make (ever), but I am now a plum believer! The plums really took on a sweet, juicy flavor. They also held their shape really well too, which was nice because it allowed me to get a good chuck of plum with each bite. I will never again say that I don't really care for plums! I see them in a whole different light now, and know that I have other ways to eat them that will ensure me being a plum fanatic from now on!


bjanem said...

Hi Steph,

I came across your blog when doing a bit of "cupcake research" and immediately fell in love with the flavor and tone!

Just wanted to point you toward a recipe demonstration Web video featuring fellow cupcake enthusiast and registered dietitian Jackie Newgent as she walks step by step through a delicious fruit cupcake recipe. The video was recently created by my client, the California Tree Fruit Agreement (CTFA), in order to share a healthful fruit twist on a longtime favorite. Here is the link to our video on YouTube (, please feel free to embed the video directly into your blog. In light of your recent stone fruit posting, I thought this might be a great fit!

You can also email me if you have any more questions. Thanks and happy cupcaking!


Snooky doodle said...

That was a really nice description of stone druits. I enjoyed it. That looks yummy although i m not usually a fruit eater in desserts . :-)