It’s already a bit later in the day and I’m sitting with some friends in the garden and enjoy a tasty piece of plum cake. The sun is about to set, nevertheless it’s wonderful warm outside. During summer this is my favorite part of the day. While the heat often makes me sluggish and every step seems to be one step too much, life only now really seems to start. People are having barbecue, meeting outside for a glass of wine and you can also play beach volleyball during night without having the feeling that you have to adopt to your almost frozen toes.
That’s how I imagine August to be! Even though summer in Germany seemed to be the completely contrary lately, after all the part with the plum cake is truth, at least almost… plum
cake…plums! There are so many plums here in germany right now and that’s a good thing because I love plums!
As you might already know I’m trying to share healthy, seasonal and simple recipes on this blog, you don’t have to buy half of the organic shop empty. (but „YES“ to organic!!) If it’s not important to you if your food is vegan or not you can also use honey instead of the agave syrup and normal milk instead of the plant based milk. Nevertheless I recommend you to use the vegan options! 😉
This semolina might be a bit less sweet than the one you normally eat. If it’s not sweet enough for your taste you can add some more sugar to it, but I think in combination with the plum compote it’s perfect. The compote is sweet enough, whereby the semolina is a great balance to the plums!
- For the plum compote:
- 250g ripe plums
- 3 tbsp water
- 1-2 tbsp Agave syrup
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp starch
- For the semolina:
- 50g durum wheat semolina
- 150ml water
- 100ml oat milk
- 1 ripe (!) banana
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Wash, core and quarter the plums and give them together with the other ingredients for the plum compote (except the starch) into a pot and start to let it boil.
- Stir the starch into a little bit of water and add it. Let the fruits simmer for some more minutes. Don't stir them, otherwise you'll mash the plums.
- For the semolina mix banana, water, milk, coconut sugar and the spices. The easiest way is to use a blender.
- Then bring the mixture to the boil and take it from the hot plate. Start to stir in the durum wheat semolina immediately, until there are no chunks left. If the semolina is too thick you can add some more milk to it! put it back on the plate and let it cook slowly for some more minutes.