Sunday 31 March 2013

Honey and Rosemary Roast Plums

From The Easy Way Vegetarian, Love Food, 2012.

I commenced this by making the liquid mix in which to roast the plums. I took half an orange, zested the skin and juiced the fruit. I mixed the juice and zest with 5 tablespoons honey until smooth.

I now took 3 plums, halved them and took out the stones. The plum halves were placed in a baking dish and some sprigs of rosemary were laid alongside them. The roasting mix was poured over. The dish was covered with aluminium foil and placed in a 190ÂșC oven for half an hour.

Meanwhile ½ cup cream was whipped until reasonably firm. The same amount of Greek style yoghurt was folded into the cream and it went back in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

To serve, the plums were placed on dishes, the cream mix placed alongside and the sauce poured over. A little muesli was sprinkled over.

This was a reasonable dessert. I’m not a great fan of fruit cooked, preferring it raw, but I did not mind this. The plums were slightly sharp with the hint of rosemary coming through, the creamy tang from the yoghurt and, over all, the sweet honey sauce.

This is the first time I have used this book. It looks as though it should prove to be a good one. There is one recipe per double page spread with photographs on one side and instructions on the other. It is clearly set out and many of the recipes come with extra hints. Cooking times are included and, what should please many, there is nutritional information listed per serve.

Taste: ✔✔✔
Ease of cooking: ✔✔✔✔✔

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