Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Early fall is the time for plum desserts. Our Tuesdays With Dorie selection is Dimply Plum Cake offered by Michelle from Bake-En.
This is the kind of cake to have a girlfriend over for a cup of coffee and catch up on what's what and who's who. It was fairly straightforward and easy to assemble.
To prepare the cake, I paid a visit to the Union Square Farmers' Market to search for plums. I wanted to find local plums.
Dorie (and my mother) suggest Italian plums, so search I did.
I found Italian Plums from New York State's Stone Arch Farms. A friendly farmer, offered a sample.
Plums seem to sweeten once they are picked. Left out in the sun the flavor is concentrated and become prunes.
This cake did not last long. It was so good and vanished in a day.