Sunday, 5 September 2010

The Cotswolds

DH and I nipped off to the Cotswolds last week for a last getaway while it's just the two of us.

The sun was shining, we were in our new car and we had a lovely time. We stayed in this lovely little place in Kingham (above). Amaaazing food!

We visited Blenheim Palace one day...

... and wandered through the beautiful gardens for ages.

See how hot it was? Lavendar filled the air.
Back at home I made a plum and sour cream tart for DH's picnic that we're going to this afternoon.

This is something I've made a million times, and is extremely easy so let me know if you'd like the recipe.


gill said...

Oooooh yes please - I'd love the recipe!
I love plums and sour cream

Rowan said...

Here you go, Gill:

575g dessert plums
275ml sour cream
25g caster sugar
3 egg yolks
1/2 level teaspoon mixed spice
1 level teaspoon ground cinnamon
50g demerara sugar
1 500g block of shortcrust pastry

Preheat oven and a baking sheet to gas mark 6, 400 degrees F, 200 degrees C.

Grease a 10" fluted flan tin.

Roll out pastry and line tin. Halve the plums and remove the stones. Beat together the sour cream, caster sugar, egg yolks and mixed spice. Pour into pastry case and arrange plums over the top, flat side up. Place flan on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

Mix the cinnamon with the demerara sugar and sprinkle over the top. Bake for a further 20 minutes, turning heat right up to gas mark 8, 450 deg F, 230 deg C for the last 5 minutes to brown the top.

Serve warm or cold.