This dessert was soooooooo good. Like make your head dizzy good. And (I know I say this a lot) but it was super quick and easy to make. Besides the annoying job of pitting the plums, it took about 10 minutes to throw together and into the oven.
I got this recipe from my newest favorite cookbook flour by Joanne Chang. This cookbook was recommended to me by an old friend that I reconnected with on Facebook. We both have a crazy passion for baking and I believe we both daydream about sugar, flour and butter all day long. Thanks Katie for helping me to find yet another fantastic cookbook to blow my money on!
Adapted from Flour by Joanne Change
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
5 cups small plums, pitted and cut in half
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 cup whole milk
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
Powdered Sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pour melted butter into a 9 x 13" baking dish and swirl to coat.
Toss plums with 1/4 cup of sugar and then spread evenly in the baking dish.
Whisk together the remaining 1/4 cup sugar, flour and salt. In a separate large bowl whisk together the eggs until combined and then whisk in the sugar and flour mixture. Once combined, whisk in milk, and vanilla and almond extracts. Pour the batter over the prepared plums.
Bake 40-45 minutes or until brown and puffy. Set on wire rack to cool for 30 minutes, then dust with powdered sugar and serve warm.
This really is best eaten the same day but...I admit it...I ate some for breakfast the next day (don't tell Anna!) and it was still divine.
Now, go get your eat on!