Our neighbor dropped over a huge bowl full of fresh picked plums off of her tree the other day. “There’s more” was her only comment after telling us to use these within two days.
Today we still had an entire bowl of plums.
So I decided to make Jam.
It didn’t turn out well.
On the positive side (always looking for those) while the jam was “setting” I bumped into my dear Father Bernard (my retired Priest friend) and he told me that today I was looking beautiful.
We picked flowers.
And then I discovered that the jam wasn’t going to work out so well.
So I picked some fresh lavendar and stood in the street smelling it until I came up with a backup plan.
Fresh Mango Bread (only with Plums)
Fresh Mango Lime Bread — Joy the Baker
3 large eggs
3/4 cup flavorless oil such as canola or safflower old
2 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour (of course you can use all-purpose if you like)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1 to 1 1/4 cup diced mangos from 1 large peeled and pitted mango [INSTEAD: Plum “jam”]
1 cup grated apple from 1 peeled Granny Smith apple [again, no.]
3/4 cup moist and plump golden raisins [nope. not a fan]
grated zest of 1/2 lime [nope]
Update from the oven.
This did not work.
I think I should have skipped the eggs because the jam was more of a compote.
Or just strained it and used big chunks of Plum.
I still have one jar left. Better luck tomorrow?