my little dove.

All I'm eating recently is plums. They're on special everywhere and they're perfectly ripe. I eat them straight from the punnet, stewed, with ice-cream, and in this. This is like a crumble but without the annoying rubbing-the-fat-into-the-flour stage and with the oats make the texture of the topping intergalactic.

I can't help rubbing off that pale purpleish bloom that they get. I love autumn.

To make enough for 3-4 people you'll need:
a lot of plums. I used almost two punnets, but get enough to fill your dish (then halve them and take out the stones)
2 cups oats
3/4 cup golden syrup (you could probably use agave here too but I love golden syrup)
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup soy/almond/whatever milk

Halve all the fruit and take out the stones and stems. Lay them all into your dish face up and then sprinkle with a teaspoon or so of ground cinnamon.
Into a bowl put the oats, syrup and cinnamon and mix until it's a big mess.
Then add the vanilla and milk until it's clumpy but thoroughly mixed. Spread the oats gently over the fruit and try and get it all covered up, right to the edge.
Cover the whole thing up with some foil and put into the oven at gas mark 4/180C/350F for about 25 minutes, then remove the foil and give it another 10-15 minutes. You want it browned, but not burnt.

The house will fill up with an amazing smell. Eat it with ice-cream. And then eat more and look at the leaves on the floor outside the window and be happy to be inside in the warm while the air gets colder.
I'm so into this band right now.


Fiona said...

mmm stonefruits. BRING ON SUMMER

Franca said...

hmmm, yum, I think I might try! I love golden syrup too!

Can I add a tinsey wee request? Would it be possible for you to give the measurements in grammes and ml as well as cups? I alwasy spend ages with my Jane Grison veggie book translating american measurements into something I can actually measure with my scales and measuring jug, and I'm never sure I've got it right. It would really be much appreciated.

Naomi Rose said...

I know it must be annoying, it's because I haven't got any scales so I'm never sure what the correct translation would be, but you're not the first to say it, I'll try! You can pick up cups if you wanted some anyway, from Tesco in the cooking section, I think they're about £3?

Franca said...

That's cool, I'll see if I can find them in my nearest big Tescos. Though I still don't really understand it with things like marge. To measure that by volume, you'd have to stoosh it all down right into the bottom of the cup, just to take it all out again.

If it would help, I can email you the cup to weight translations in my Jane Grigson book?

PixieRoseDresses said...

looks wonderful!! pictures are amazing!!

aDeLiNe said...

I'm SO into you.

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan said...

Awesome! Never had plum crisp before and the topping is super easy. Yum!

Amey said...

what a sweet and beautiful post. it looks so delicious, and so autumny. :)

Netty said...

Oooh yum, I'm obsessed with plums at the moment too! I made a version of your upside down apple cake with plums, it was amazing!

I like putting peaches in with my plums in a crumble too, extra nom!x

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Mihl said...

Those plums are beautiful! And it looks like the perfect recipe for them!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Such gorgeous plums! Yummy.

maya said...

sounds and looks absolutley lush
god i wish you could taste and sell things through a coputer screen

ana b. said...

Your Brit plums look like oversized, overblown grapes! How nuts.

Naomi Rose said...

Thanks everybody. I wish I could too Maya!

Ana, they taste like HEAVEN.