absolutely delicious plum-good tea cake recipe is gluten free,
dairy free, egg free and seafood
8 to 10 large purple plums, quartered and
40 grams date sugar
140 grams amaranth flour, sifted
85 grams tapioca-starch flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
Grated rind of 1 lime (optional)
1/2 cup herb tea or warm water
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup oil
2 tbsps lime juice
Herb or herbal teas can complement cakes
very well. Different types of tea can be used depending on your
taste preference. Some suggestions are apple cinnamon herb tea,
lemon or red zinger tea or Constant Comment or Earl Gray tea
Grease an 8" square baking dish with
oil or cooking spray, place plums in the baking dish and sprinkle
with date sugar.
Combine the amaranth flour and
tapioca-starch flour in a medium bowl and mix well. Spoon 2
tablespoons of this mixture and sprinkle on the plums. Toss the
plums lightly so that they are coated with date sugar and flour
In another bowl, place the remaining
flour, baking soda, cinnamon and lime rind then combine well.
Place water or herb tea and honey in a
small bowl and whisk together until honey is dissolved. Add oil
and lime juice and mix thoroughly. Pour into the flour mixture
and stir quickly to blend. Next pour over the plums.
Preheat oven to 350°F, put baking dish
into the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until lightly brown and top
springs back when touched.
Remove from oven, let the cake cool
then serve. Serves 9.