Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Breakfast at your desk - poached plums

A sweet treat recipe to use up the glut of summer fruit in your kitchen: poached plums.

It's been so hot recently I could hardly be bothered to turn on the oven or fire up the hob, but it has thankfully dropped a few degrees for me to make the most of all this beautiful summer fruit. These poached plums take about 15 minutes to rustle up and are a great breakfast to take with you to work the following morning.

For a punnet of plums, quarter, de-stone and place in a pan. Add three tablespoons of caster sugar (give or take depending on your sweet tooth – these are quite sweet), two big dollops of honey and a teaspoon of vanilla essence. Simmer for around 10-15 minutes until soft and the skins are just pulling away from the skin with lots of juice developing in the pan.

Beautiful plums ready for poaching

Just add sugar, honey and vanilla for a sweet breakfast treat

If you don't eat them all up as a tasty pudding that very evening, let them cool and place in a secure container to take to work the next day.

Breakfast always tastes better on pretty china

Sweet and substantial - poached plums for breakfast

In the morning, spoon over yogurt and top with some crunchy granola and perhaps some chia seeds. This also works as a perfect topping forovernight oats.

Enjoy x