I wanted to make a plum pie, but I am not really sure how to, yet :). I know I could try to simply find a recipe on the Internet, but I have this taste.. this perfect plum pie taste in my head, and the recipes that I was able to find will not be it.. Sooo I will have to experiment a little. Today first try.. A yeast-cake with plum jam! It goes really deliciously together.
I made this cake for one of my house-mates birthday! It came out fluffy, delicate and extremely tasty.
The only minus of yeast-cakes is that they get dry quite quickly, so it’s best to eat them the same day or best- still a bit warm – yummy!
Ingredients for dough:
- 3 cups of flour
- 2 whole eggs and 2 yolks
- 1 cup of sugar
- 25g of cake yeast
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 75g of butter
- 1 cup of damson or plum jam
Ingredients for crumble:
- 100g flower
- 100g powder sugar
- 75g of butter
The dough: Heat up the milk. It shouldn’t be boiling- you should be able to put a finger in it and not get burned, but it has to be really warm (please be careful :)). Add yeast, a tablespoon of sugar and 2 tablespoons of flour. Mix together and set aside for 15-20min.
Heat up butter so that it becomes liquid and set aside to cool down a bit.
In a bowl mix flour with sugar, add butter, eggs and yolks and the grown yeast. Knead well for about 20min. It’s hard work :) the more you knead it the better it will be! In a perfect form it should go off your hand easily- wit will not be so sticky as before. Set aside for about 1,5h in a warm place. It should, at least, double it’s size.
For the crumble: In a bowl, mix flour, powder sugar and butter. You should not mix for too long. Form in small lumps of dough.
Preheat the oven to 190C. Put the dough into a form filled with baking paper. Spread the damson jam on top. Bake for about 15min. And add crumble on top. Bake for another 20-25 min.
It’s great to serve it a bit warm with damson jam on the side!
Tips & Tricks
You can check if the cake is ready by sticking a wooden toothpick in it. If when you take it out, there is no wet dough on it, then the cake should be ready!