i couldn't help but choose these plums, greens and reds and oranges, slightly oblong and specked with much more colour than the spanish plums they sat next to. i managed to nip to the shops before the rain hit today, and i felt the warmth on my back as i headed home. now it's pouring, leaves dripping.
something sweet and tart, the ground almond makes it hearty, on the edge of fall it's necessary, especially on this grey day. a touch of colour, and symetry never hurt.
six or seven small english opal plums
wash and slice plums, and remove the pits. place facedown in a frying pan over medium heat, sprinkle with sugar and cook until dissolved.
cream together butter and sugar until smooth. mix in eggs, both flour and baking powder, until just combined. pour mixture into prepared dish. place plum halves face up equally throughout the batter. sprinkle with sugar and bake for thirty to forty minutes. eat warm with a cup of tea as the rain falls outside your second floor flat.