Friday, 4 August 2017

The Proof is in the Pudding!! Plum Upside-down Pudding - dairy free, gluten free, soya free, free from

Anyone who knows me and my Kiddo will know how often I've groaned about her inability to enjoy the simple things in life - such as fruit and veg. It really does not come naturally to her to eat the stuff, so often I've had to resort to various methods to get her to eat it. 

Carrot cake works (see here), as does chocolate beetroot cake (see here). 

Cake in fact, seems to be the way to go. 

Take for instance The Hub's recent bumper crop of plums...

Just a few of The Hub's crop!

Would Kiddo eat them raw, fresh from the tree?? 


Would she eat them in a crumble??


Upside-down cake??


It's a bit maddening, but anything to get her to eat fruit!!

Now upside-down pudding isn't something that normally inspires me - it conjures up too many images of school dinner puddings made with tinned pineapple slices... 

BUT!! Trust me - the plums give this dessert a much needed lift. AND I could see myself taking this dessert along to a family get-together, as I think it would travel a lot better than something like Banoffee Pie.

The pudding recipe I used was one I found online from Morrisons (link to original recipe here). It's super easy. The hardest bit was probably extracting the stones from the plums! 

We made a few modifications (Who doesn't?), in that we used a large over proof Pyrex dish rather than a baking tin, we used more plums than the recipe said (our plums were probably smaller than theirs), I left out the flaked almonds (we didn't have any in the cupboard), exchanged almond essence for vanilla (for the same reason) and exchanged normal flour for gluten free flour (Dove's Farm). 

Following about 35 minutes of baking, at 180 degrees, and the judicious use of a knife round the edge of the dish (to help release the cake), we ended up with this:

Straight from the oven...

What's not to love about this? 

Kiddo took one look at it, and fell in love straightaway. But, of course, the proof of a pudding (as we all know) is in the eating.

'All it needs,' thought I, 'is some of that Nature's Charm whipped coconut cream and we're good to go...' 

You can get this online!

....except that the pudding didn't last that long!! 

Proof, if needed, that this recipe is a good 'un!!

Look! Kiddo even came back for more!!

Can you tell she helped herself??? 

Please note: 

This post is not an advert. I have not been paid to write this post. I am not sponsored in any way, even by advertising. I do not receive products free to review, although I have often been offered them. This is to try and maintain an unbiased approach. All views expressed are my own (unless I've asked for The Hub's or Kiddo's). I try to tell is 'as-it-is'.

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