Monday, July 18, 2011

Make this and then ask for jewelry...

It's *that* good.

The Mr. proclaimed it to be "the best stuff
...ever". Then, he became putty in my hands.

I'm not much for jewelry.

Instead, I got help washing dishes and folding laundry.

You start with some plums.

Cut them in half and remove the pit.

Lay the plums flesh side down in a pan and mix the topping.

You might need help stirring.

Bake until golden, then let cool.

Sound good?

Here's how it's done:

Plum Cobbler

2 lb plums, halved and pitted
1/2 cup + 2 Tbs plain soy yogurt
1/4 cup water
1 Tbs apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1 cup flour
2 Tbs cornstarch
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350*.

Prepare the plums and lay flesh side down in a pan that has been coated with non-stick spray.

Mix the soy yogurt, water, and apple cider vinegar in a medium sized bowl until it is smooth. Add the sugar, vanilla, and almond extract. Stir until the sugar is mostly dissolved.

Add the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir until a thick batter forms.

Spread the batter over the fruit. Sprinkle the top with cinnamon. Bake 30-40 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving. Or don't and let the chips fall where they may.

I was inspired by this recipe, making some minor changes here and there.

Some notes:

I used Nancy's plain soy yogurt. I like it because it's really thick and has a slightly sweet taste. I'm sure you could use a regular, plain dairy yogurt as well.

I have also made this with cherries. It was awesome.

Also on the list of fruits to try: apricots, peaches, apples, and strawberries.

Notice that there are no eggs or oil involved. And if you use a soy yogurt, it will also be dairy free.

Vegan? Yes. Can you tell? Hellz no.

I doubled the amount of batter for the cobbler I made because I like a lot of topping. I had some left over and baked up some plain muffins.

They were like little pound cakes, really dense and sweet.

The Mr. and I considered getting out a couple of spoons, starting at opposite ends, and meeting in the middle.

That would be uninhibited, cobbler debauchery.


But then how would I get him to do my bidding the next night?