Sunday, September 4, 2011

POACHED PLUMS

Its nice to have something to look forward to, and this is my sanctuary.. Its been hard for the last couple of days, getting used to a new diet.. and its been a while since I made a nice dessert, so I decided to treat myself... had some friends coming over, so why not prepare something special.

I personally love poached fruit... it started all with apples... on a cold winters day, warm poached apples are to die for. Plus the combination of warm, sweet, fluffy fruit, with ice cream is the best way to end dinner

Poached plums are very simple to make, simmer them and just add sugar and water. I wanted to add a little more layers of flavor so i included a dash of vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and a nice full-bodied red wine. And the result to this is a very succulent plum, full of flavor, enriched by the sweetness of the mulled wine.

INGREDIENTS
makes 4 servings
500G Plums
1/2 cup Brown sugar
Ground cinnamon
Ground cloves
2 cups Red wine
1 Brioche for serving







































PREPARATION
Cut plums, and discard the stones
Add the wine in a medium saucepan, with the sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and cloves.
Gently dissolve the sugar over moderate heat, stirring continuously
Bring wine to boil, and gently slide plums into saucepan. 
bring down heat and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Once ready, turn heat off and let plums cool for 10 minutes.
Served with ice-cream and brioche cut into small "crouton" sizes