Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Poached Plums ~ In wine and water!

I have had Peaches and Plums as my comfort fruit ever since I am back from Delhi.
But that was summers! Come July and it hasn't stopped raining in Pune.
That means more comfort needed. Sigh!


Peaches are now very hard to find and Plums are now becoming scarce...slowly and steadily...

But fear not! I have the most amazing and perhaps the easiest of the plums recipes in hand this time.

Not that I had many options! With a full time job and a toddler who demands me to play ringa ringa roses with her every evening, the luxury of time spent in kitchen is getting questioned. And you would never hear me complaining! :)


I ended up making two batches. First one was in Red Wine by Sula ~ Satori ~ sweet and spicy!
The second batch was in water and brown sugar for our little Ozzy.



This recipe was adapted from The Kitchn

Recipe Follows:

In water

Ripe Plums
3 Tbsp Packed Brown Sugar
1/4 cup water
Few Cinnamon twigs ( you can use whole as well)
1/4 Tsp Cardamom seeds - crushed 
Lemon Peels ( you can use zest)

In wine

Ripe Plums - halved and pitted
4 Tbsp Packed Brown Sugar
1 cup Red Wine { I used Satori from Sula}
1 Whole Cinnamon stick 
1/4 Tsp Cardamom seeds - crushed 
3-4 cloves, crushed
3-4 Pepper corn, crushed

Procedure:

for water:

Combine water, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small pot on slow flame and bring it to boil.
Stir to dissolve the sugar.
Add whole Plums and lemon peels. Cover and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove plums from the pot and continue to let the syrup simmer until thickened.
Allow the plums and syrup to rest for 5-10 minutes.
Serve warm.

for wine:

Combine wine, brown sugar, peppercorn, cloves and cinnamon in a small pot on slow flame and bring it to boil.
Place halved plums facing up into a pot and cover. Let it simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove plums from the pot and continue to let the syrup simmer until thickened.
Allow the plums and syrup to rest for 5-10 minutes.
Serve warm.
 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Cherry and Peach Clafoutis and 'I miss you' ~

Every time I sit to write my next post, I fill buckets and buckets of water just by crying. End up sleeping on my computer.

Two months ago I lost my Mom to her ongoing battle with doctors and hospitals. Just like that!
She braved all the major surgeries. She did all of that for us and I am sooo proud of her!


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Strawberry - Lemonade Popsicles

So beat this...
We ran away from Delhi to beat the heat and it catches up. Pune has now broken all temperature records. Its as hot as Delhi reaching soaring 40 degree Celsius plus during day times.



Sunday, April 20, 2014

Mulberry Crumble Cake

I was totally surprised to see these purple beauties during grocery shopping the other day.
Ozzy had never tasted them but instantly connected it to the rhythm she watches every evening "Here we go around a Mulberry bush".