Summer fruits are out! Plums, nectarines, grapes, mangoes, etc. Bright red plums caught my eyes at the shops today. It is of course yummy eating by itself, but this tart stone fruit gets incredibly sweet when used in baking. This plum galette is perfect for light summer dessert and is super quick to make.
Nutritional benefits of juicy plums
– full of antioxidants (beta carotenes and anthocyanins) preventing you from cell damage and different types of cancers
– rich dietary fibre helps in digestion and alleviates constipation
– minerals such as potassium, fluoride and iron are good for your heart and blood pressure
– vitamin A for healthy eyes and good vision
For the crust
50g buckwheat flour
50g raw cashew nuts
5 medjool dates or dried dates
a teaspoon of cinnamon powder
a pinch of salt
For the filling
1 red plum sliced
a teaspoon of brown sugara teaspoon of cinnamon powder
Put all ingredients for the crust in the food processor. Blend all up and add cold water a little by little until you get a dough consistency. Knead the dough and rest in the fridge for about 15 minutes so that it is not crumbly. This technique, I learnt from one of the people who work at Creamsta. Then roll out the dough on the baking paper. Put slices of red plum with sugar and cinnamon powder in a ring form. Fold the edges around the fruit. Bake in the preheated oven (180) for about 30 minutes until crust is golden and crispy. Let it cool slightly before cutting up. Enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or yogurt on top.