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PLUM BATTER CAKE PROPOINTS' VALUE PER SERVING: 4 SERVINGS: 4 PREPARATION TIME: 15 min COOKING TIME: 33 min LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: It's easy!

Ingredients: * 6 medium plums (about 400g) * 250ml apple juice * 1 stick cinnamon * 5 sprays of calorie-controlled cooking spray, like Frylight * 30g self-raising white flour * 30g ground almonds * 10g white (vanilla) sugar * 10g caster sugar * 100 ml skimmed milk * 50g Quark cheese * 1 medium egg * 1 tsp icing sugar, to dust Method: * Heat the oven to gas mark 5/190C/375F. Halve and stone the plums. Slice half in wedges and chop the rest. Heat a non-stick frying pan and when hot, lay in sliced plums in a single layer and pour over a third of the apple juice.Cook on high for about three minutes until plums soften and juice evaporates. Spray low fat spray into four small gratin dishes, about 120ml capacity.. Arrange sliced plums on top. Beat together flour, almonds, two sugars, milk, quark and egg to a thick batter. Spoon over plums. Place dishes on a flat metal tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until risen and golden. Meanwhile, put chopped plums into a small saucepan with the remaining juice and cinnamon stick. Bring to the boil, then simmer until soft, about 10 minutes. Remove cinnamon and blend plums and juice to a sauce. Cool and pour into a small jug. Serve puddings dusted with icing sugar and sauce separately.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Article Type:Recipe
Date:Oct 1, 2011
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