It’s time to prune fruit trees! And I’ve been lucky to visit my sister whose garden is full of fruit trees – all organic :). This year harvest is excellent. So for the #30 Fiesta Friday hosted by Angie and Margy @La Petite Casserole, I made this easy and tasty recipe to cook prunes. Here is the recipe for this fluffy prune cake.
- 1 egg and 2 whites
- 80g/2,8oz sugar
- 80g /2,8oz butter
- 15cl/5fl.oz milk
- 80g/2,8oz flour
- 60g/2,1oz corn starch
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 4cl/1,5fl.oz rum
- few drops of pure vanilla extract
- 500g/2lbs prunes
- 1 pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.
Beat the egg yolks with sugar until whiten. Add the melted butter and milk. Sift the flour, corn starch and baking powder. Mix it well. Add the rum and vanilla extract. Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt. Add a third of it the preparation and mix gently using a spatula. Add the rest and mix it gently again.
Butter and flour a cake pan. Pour the preparation in the pan.
Wash the prune. Cut them in two halfs. Place the prune to cover the whole preparation and push them a little to the bottom.
Cook for 40-45 minutes. Test with a knife before taking it out – it should came out dry.