We brought some fresh plums and apples from a farm side stall a week ago. The plums were delicious but all ripen simultaneously so we cooked some up.
The first kilo I used to make plum jam. (I cut the sugar to 2 1/2 cups for 1kg of plums) We always have commercial jam in the fridge as Rainbow is a big fan but I don't usually have any desire to eat it. Put a jar of homemade jam in the fridge and it calls to me. I think its because it actually taste like real fruit. This one is just plums, sugar, lemon and water. How easy is that. If you haven't made jam have a go it's really easy. I'm wishing I'd brought more plums! We also made some upside down cakes. I made 12 muffins out of this cake recipe and didn't use all of the sugar and butter for the topping. They still came out of the pan quite well. There not all that pretty but they taste good and these one's keep well. They would be good with hot custard, I think. They remind me of ones my boss use to make for morning tea on Muffin Monday. She also use to make ones with fresh mango in the middle of summer. Delicious.