Poached plums and port

Recipe from: 3/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
plums

Ingredients 11
Servings 4
Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4
    plums
  • 250
    g
    fresh blackberries
  • 250
    ml
    port
  • 250
    ml
    red wine
  • a splash of brandy
  • 100
    ml
    fresh orange juice
  • 30
    ml
    castor sugar
  • 1
    vanilla pod, seeds removed
  • 315
    ml
    whipping cream
  • vanilla seeds from the pod
  • 25
    g
    icing sugar
 

Method

20 minutes
 
Place plums and berries in a saucepan with the port, red wine, brandy, orange juice, castor sugar and vanilla pod.
Poach for 20 minutes over low heat.
Whip together the cream, vanilla seeds and icing sugar and serve spooned over the plums and berries.
Tips:
Finely chop vanilla pods and blend with coffee to make a vanilla-flavoured brew.
Alternatively, use the pods to make vanilla sugar: Place a pod in a jar filled with sugar and leave to absorb the flavour.
 

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