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November 04, 2009



I absolutely love her story about the 'minor scoop.' I am actually not a fan of alcohol flavored (or even tinged) deserts so I can't think of one.

Paula Courtney

Hello there Average Jane!! I watched Jayni Carey make this recipe on TV, and I thought it looked wonderful, and really easy to make.
P.S. I think I've only commented one time in my blog stalking career.

Cagey's mom (Paula)

Brandied Plum Dumplings

• 2 medium-size plums, ripe but fairly firm
• 1 tbl sugar
• 2-3 tsp brandy
• 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
• 2 teaspoons butter, divided
• 1 egg
• 1 tbl water
• 2 tsps sugar, divided
• powdered sugar or vanilla ice cream
Wash the plums, cut them in half and twist gently to open. Remove the stones and a small amount of flesh to make room for the brandy and sugar filling. (A melon ball cutter or small spoon works well for this.) In a small bowl, combine the sugar and brandy and set aside.
Place one thawed (but still cold) puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface and roll out to a 10x10-inch square. Cut the pastry into four equal squares, about 5x5-inches each. Place a plum half, cut side up, in the center of each pastry square. Fill each cavity with about 1 teaspoon of the sugar and brandy mixture. Top each with ½ teaspoon of the butter. To form the dumplings, bring two opposite corners of each pastry square to meet in the center and pinch together to seal. Repeat with other two corners to enclose the plum halves, sealing them completely. In a small bowl, combine the egg and 1 tablespoon of water. Brush each dumpling with the egg wash and sprinkle each with about ½ teaspoon of sugar.
Place the dumplings on a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake them in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes, until golden. Cool the dumplings briefly on the baking sheet, then transfer them to a baking rack to cool. Serve warm or room temperature.
To serve, place the plum dumplings on dessert plates and sprinkle with powdered sugar or serve with vanilla ice cream. Serves 4.
Recipes by Jayni Carey, ©Copyright, 2009.

A Librarian

Ooooh! Your cookbook. I want! I want!

A Librarian

I have a recipe that uses Kahlua that I just love but will have to post it tomorrow since it is in the old fashioned recipe box in my house.


That cake sounds delicious! Here's one of my favorites that we always make around Christmas time. The recipe doesn't call for it as written, but adding a little bit of Rum to these makes them extra yummy!



I really want that cookbook!
About the best I can offer is to drain a can of peaches, and pour Granmariner over them. It's quite yummy!


If I win, will you sign it for me ?

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