Ingredients 1kg of plums, halved and stoned
1 tablespoon of caster sugar
1½ cups (225gms) of self-raising flour
100gms of butter, chopped
1/3 a cup (60 gms) soft brown cup
1/3 a cup (80ml) milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Ice cream, cream or custard, to serve
Sifted icing sugar, for dusting (optional)
Preheat the oven 180°C.
Arrange the plums in a 6 cup (1.5 litres) baking dish.
Sprinkle the caster sugar over and toss to coat.
Sift the flour into a large bowl. Using fingertips, rub in the butter, stir in the brown sugar and make a well in the centre.
Whisk together the milk, egg and vanilla extract, then add to the dry ingredients.
Fold together until just combined, do not overbeat.
Place large spoonfuls of the batter next to each other to cover the fruit.
Bake for 25-35 minutes or until topping has risen or it’s golden brown, serve hot with ice cream, cream or custard, dusted with icing sugar if desired.