Wow! The season of harvesting plums is coming to a close. Yesterday I had the opportunity to make this plum cake with my grandma! It was fun to hear about how this recipe started with her mom (my great-grandma). My grandma handed me a stack of recipes and information about plums to look over when I got home. I found a short paragraph on how plums/prunes came to Oregon:
"The first plum tree sprouts came to Oregon by wagon train in 1847. By 1853, the first Oregon-grown Italian prunes were sold in Portland.*" Wow! I am flat out amazed at that history. Our farm was homesteaded in 1884 which was not long after the tree sprouts came here!
What you need:
1 1/3 cup mixed bisquick
1 cup milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons of Cinnamon
1/2 cup PlumHoney
1/4 cup of condensed milk
How you do it:
1. Wash 2 lbs of Plums
2. Slice in half and remove pits
3. Spread bisquick in the bottom of the pan
4. Place the halved plums in the pan on their side until the pan is full.
5. Sprinkle on the cinnamon.
6. Spread on the brown sugar.
7. Pour 1/4 of the PlumHoney on the pan mixture. After this, spread on 1/4 cup of dried bisquick over the brown sugar.
8. Pour on the condensed milk. Pour the rest of PlumHoney on the mixture. Bake in the oven about 45 minutes or until golden brown.
9. Eat with icecream of just by itself! :-)
|At the Dahlia Festival with my Grandma!|
*came from the Oregon Prunes are Plum Good article by the Oregon Processed Prune and Plum Growers Association.