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Plum Charlotte   Veg   HT  DP   British   60mins

 

Serves 4     Hot  Vegetarian  Fruit  Dessert  Puddings  Eggless  Britain  Europe

 

 

Ingredients:

450g/1lb Plums

Sugar

Water

4 Large Slices White Bread

75g/3oz Butter

50g/2oz Brown Sugar

 

 

Instructions

 

 

1. Preheat the oven to 190C, 357F, Gas mark 5 and grease an ovenproof dish.

 

2. Wash, halve and stone the plums. Place in a pan with a little water and sugar to taste, and cook for a few minutes until beginning to soften. Remove 3 or 4 halves and reserve for decoration. Continue to cook the remainder until very soft.

 

3. Meanwhile, cut the bread into fingers and fry in the butter until golden brown on each side. Drain on kitchen paper.

 

4. Place one third of the bread in the greased dish and sprinkle with some of the brown sugar. Drain any excess water from the fruit then add half the fruit to the dish. Top with another layer of the bread and sugar, the remaining fruit and a final layer of bread. Sprinkle with the remaining brown sugar and bake for 35 minutes.

 

 

 

 

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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

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