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Blackberry-Plum Friand

Yields1 Serving

 3 plums, pitted and sliced
 1 cup blackberries
 3 Tbsp sugar
 1/2 tsp vanilla
 a shake of cinnamon
 3/4 cup icing sugar
 1/2 cup ground almonds
 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
 1/8 tsp salt
 2-3 large egg whites
 1/3 cup butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 400F. Put the plums and blackberries into a bowl and sprinkle with the sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Set aside.


In a medium bowl, whisk together the icing sugar, ground almonds, flour and salt. Whisk the eggs until they’re frothy; add to the icing sugar mixture along with the melted butter.


Pour into a buttered or otherwise greased pie plate or 8 or 9-inch baking dish, and top with the fruit, scattering any excess sugar (or pouring juices) overtop. Bake for 45-50 minutes, covering with foil for the final 10 minutes, until the cake is deep golden and the fruit is bubbling. Serves 4-6.