Sunday, December 26, 2010

Plum burnt-butter pistachio cakes

Plum burnt-butter pistachio cakes / Bolinhos de pistache, manteiga queimada e ameixa

I love stone fruit but they are not around for long – it’s time to enjoy these delicious treats while they’re in season here.

These cakes come from this beautiful magazine and even though I am crazy for plums they are not 100% necessary in this recipe: the burnt-butter pistachio cakes are so amazing I recommend them even without the fruit topping.

Plum burnt-butter pistachio cakes
from Australian Gourmet Traveller

3 tablespoons (42g) unsalted butter, coarsely chopped
2 large eggs
2/3 cup (133g) caster (superfine) sugar
¾ cup + 2 tablespoons (125g) all purpose flour
75g finely ground pistachios
6 plums, halved and stones removed

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Butter and flour six 1-cup capacity mini cake pans.
Place butter in a small saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until dark golden, remove from heat and cool completely. Combine eggs and sugar in an electric mixer and whisk for 5 minutes or until thick and pale. Add flour and pistachios and whisk to combine, then fold in cooled butter. Divide mixture among prepared pans. Place 2 plum halves, cut-side down, over each and bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Stand in pans for 5 minutes then carefully turn out and cool on a wire rack (the cakes are very tender).
Serve cakes warm or at room temperature.

Makes 6 – I halved the recipe, used 1/3 cup (80ml) capacity pans and got 5 mini cakes (used ½ plum per cake)


Sara said...

Ooooh, these look incredible - so pretty and delicious! :)

ChichaJo said...

I love using burnt butter in baked goods! This sounds like a keeper...

Happy holidays Patricia! :)

Bakericious said...

the cake looks nice and delicious! never try burnt butter in baking, shd give it a try.

Sammy said...

This is the first time I visit your blog, Because I just stumble on it ( lucky me). The recipes looks absolutely phenomenally delicious.

Thank you so much for all these lovely recipes.
I am a follower now.


-Samya :-0

Priya Suresh said...

Fantastic cakes..

Unknown said...

these look delicious!

Sarah said...

So pretty! And the combo of pistachio, plum and burnt butter sounds so nice.

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