24 October 2014 / 2 Comments

Baked plums

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Hi there!How are you beguiling the time during this long,cold October evenings?Any good ideas I can steal?

I’m hibernating cocooned in a warm, thick blanket, with an iron teapot filled with my favourite flamingo green tea and a stack of books to read on my bedside table. Finally I’ve got time to read!(Although I wouldn’t mind to have more time for more reading.)I’m glad that winter is coming as my book wish list hit number 56(!!!Am I crazy or what?!), so I’ve got a lot of reading ahead 🙂 When I browse through the books on cold days like these I always have this urgent cinnamon cravings(and I’m not pregnant!) So I can’t help it but read, eat cinnamon(in any form) and sip tea.These are my kind of evenings.I might be the most boring girl in the world, but the best thing is I’m not bored at all!

These plums are not only great for bookworms.You’ll love this aroma! It’s just a pure insanity!I don’t know how I could buy fragrant candles in the past to fill my house with a cosy smell,if all I needed to do was place some plums with cinnamon, vanilla, honey and oranges in the oven. And in contrast to candles,you can also eat them.And they taste damn good 🙂

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Serves 4


1 1/8 lb (500g) plums,halved and stoned
1 vanilla pod
1 cinnamon stick
3/4 cups (200ml) orange juice
2 tablespoons clear raw honey
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

To serve with:few spoonfuls of Greek-style yoghurt and a handful of walnuts.


1. Preheat the oven to 18oC (356f/Gas 4).
2. Put the plums in an oven dish, skin side down.
3. Cut vanilla pod lengthwise and remove the seeds. Place the pod’s halves and cinnamon stick in a tray.Mix the vanilla seeds with orange juice, honey and ground cinnamon.
4.Pour the mixture over the plums and place in the oven for 25-35 minutes until they are tender but still “in shape”. The cooking time will depend on how ripe the plums are.Serve with Greek-style yoghurt and walnut pieces.

Enjoy x


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