Plum Cake & Big Race

I am exhausted and incapable of moving around too much or creating proper blog entries, so this will be short. I’m in bed watching Dora with Aurelia and we’re eating grapes.

Yesterday I made a perfect plum cake in the midst of glorious carb loading. I ate a piece last night and a piece this afternoon and I’ll probably have another after dinner. It’s everyday cake at it’s finest and I am not going to feel guilty about it one bit. Because while being simple and easy to eat too much, it’s an occasion when you eat it after running 13.1 miles without stopping. I’ll share pictures after the cake to say the rest for me.

This has been a truly awesome day.

Perfect Plum Cake
Adapted from Lottie & Doof, who adapted it from Ripe by Nigel Slater

Ingredients:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 slightly heaping tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
2/3 cup plain greek yogurt
2 Tbs honey
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
12 ounces plums (about 4)
2 eggs
1 cup whole milk

Instructions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter and line an 8-inch springform or square cake pan with parchment paper. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and spices into a bowl. Warm the honey and butter in a pan until the butter melts. Stir in the brown sugar and remove from heat. Halve the plums, or cut them into quarters if they are large, and remove the pits. Break the eggs into a bowl, pour in the milk and, and whisk to combine. Pour the golden syrup mixture into the flour and mix with a spoon. Pour in the eggs and milk and continue stirring until you have a loose batter without any traces of flour. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, scatter the plums on top, and bake for 45 minutes. Place a piece of foil loosely over the top of the pan and leave to cook for 20 minutes longer. Switch off the oven, but leave the cake in for a further 15 minutes, then remove and leave to cool.

Idaho Wine Run Half Marathon

Before the run:

Best cheerleader:

Right after the run:

A view on the course:

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