Reaching the final of Masterchef 2007 was a rollercoaster of emotion, with huge highs and lows, but I loved every minute and learnt a huge amount. I owe a great deal to John and Gregg who had faith in my ability when I did not believe in myself. Since competing on the programme my life has changed considerably. I now write cookery columns for two magazines, give cookery demonstrations and am just working on my 13th cook book - unlucky number for some but not for me!!! I love all forms of country cooking, using seasonal and locally sourced produce. This blog is to enable me to share with you a few of my recipes and baking ideas. Enjoy Hannah xxxx

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Plum and Blueberry Cobbler Cake
Preparation time 30 minutes Cooking time 30 - 40 minutes
Makes 16 slices
350g.12oz butter, softened plus extra for greasing
350g/12oz caster sugar
6 large eggs, lightly beaten

350g/12oz self raising flour, sifted

2tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp vanilla sugar
12 ripe plums
200g/7oz fresh blueberries

For the topping

115g/4oz butter
60g/2oz caster sugar
1tsp ground cinnamon
175g/6oz self raising flour
Icing sugar for dusting

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/180°C/350°F and grease and line a 40x20cm/16x8in roasting tin. In a mixing bowl, mix together the butter and caster sugar until light and creamy. Add the eggs and mix again. Fold in the self raising flour, cinnamon and vanilla sugar. Spoon the cake batter into the tin and spread evenly. Cut the plums in half and place evenly over the cake batter. Sprinkle over the blueberries. For the topping, place the flour in a bowl and rub in the butter with your finger tips to make large crumble pieces. Mix in the caster sugar and cinnamon with your fingers. Sprinkle the crumble topping over the top of the cake. Bake for about 30 - 40 minutes until the crumble topping is golden brown and the cake is cooked through. Allow the cake to cool and dust with icing sugar to serve.


Lucy said...

This cake looks so good - I love this combining of two great treats to bake - cake & crumble :)

Rita said...

Hi Hannah ...why do you line the baking tray - is this something you can turn out like a cake too? It looks yummy!

George@Culinary Travels said...

This cake looks wonderful. I love crumble cake.

Palidor said...

What a wonderful cobbler!