Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Plum pudding....

Cornwall feels a bit like Narnia this morning. The white witch has been defeated and the snow is beginning to melt. Shoots of grass have started peering out of the blanket of snow like a sleepy teenager fighting dawn. Crocus' have even nervously started to glimpse at the winter sunshine wondering whether it is safe to come out yet.

It's a bit like my insomnia. I feel like I am finally starting to see the sunshine again after two long years of frosty sleepless nights. The acupuncture has been amazing leaving me with just one restless night a week. And it's had a massive impact on my decision to lose three stone this year. I'm moving more. Eating less. Appreciating food more.

Baked Plums with Custard Marscapone (although I have them with low fat vanilla yogurt!) Serves 2

4 plums
2 heaped tbsp brown sugar
125g marscapone
1 egg (separated)
1 vanilla pod
1 tbsp caster sugar

Pre heat the oven to 180'c. Slice the plums and remove the stones....(why is this so difficult? Plums seem desperate to cling on to their stones!)

Place in a baking tray and sprinkle with the brown sugar. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Take the egg yolk and in a small dish whisk with sugar until light yellow. In another bowl whisk the egg white until firm. In ANOTHER bowl (sorry washing up haters) put the marscapone. Mix in the seeds of the vanilla pod and egg the egg yolk. Mix together. Add half the egg white and fold in with a metal spoon. (Throw the other half away). Take the plums out of the oven and serve with the marscapone custard.
I still had loads of plums left so I popped them in a saucepan with 4 tbsp water and 1 tbsp sugar. Bring to the boil and pop in a bowl in the fridge. Serve with yogurt or any left over marscapone.

1 comment:

  1. Lots of lovely things in this post! Narnia, glorious colour in the fruit pudding, and some good sleeping news! Excellent!