Before picking up tomatoes from our farmers yesterday morning, I took the time to pick some plums and make an Original Plum Torte.
The recipe was silent on whether to grease the pan or not. I lightly sprayed it with Baker's Joy. Next time (and there will be a next time...probably in a day or two), I'll use some of the butter in the recipe to grease the pan. It wanted to stick and break apart in my attempt to extricate it from the pan. Nevertheless, it looked pretty when we cut into it last night and topped it with whipped cream.
For ease and deliciousness, this recipe is a real winner. It's a very thick batter that has to be spread, rather than poured, into the pan. Then you simply dot the top of it with plum halves, bake it for an hour, and then try your best to get it out of the pan. I'm really hoping the butter will help with that. In any case...it's delicious. It has the texture of an upside-down cake, without the nail-biting anxiety of having to actually turn it upside down. If you have access to plums, you must try it.
After that, I went to pick-up the tomatoes. I couldn't wait to get home for a nap, and then the rest of the afternoon was spent slow-stitching the Baby Birds quilt. By the end of the day, I'd turned three corners.
This morning, it was finished.
So it's questionable whether there will be any more sewing done during the month of August. I'm tackling tomato tonnage today. (Awesome alliteration.) Yesterday's crop came in four bags of 10 lbs. each.
Add that 40 pounds to the five we've harvest from our own plants, and you can see I have my work cut out for me.
It's a big job, but so gratifying both in the way it tastes, and in having those pretty jars of sauce lined up on the pantry shelf.
The jars are lined up. My game face and canning apron are on.
Time to gratify my inner slasher.