Aunt Di’s Plum Sponge


Stewed Plums
1 kg plums, halved and pitted
1 orange, juiced
1/3 cup white sugar
1 cinnamon stick
500ml water
1/4 cup port

3 eggs, separated
1/2 cup castor sugar
5 tbsp GF cornflour
1 tbsp rice flour
1 tsp baking powder


Stewed Plum
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
2. Bring all ingredients to the boil, reduce heat and cook till plums are stewed.
3. Drain the plums but reserve the juice in a small saucepan
4. Beat the egg whites till just firm.
5. Gradually add castor sugar until sugar is dissolved soft peaks form. Very gently add egg yolks.
6. Sift dry ingredients 3 times.
7. Very gently add dry ingredients to the egg mixture
8. Meanwhile, pour plums into a baking dish and heat in the microwave till hot.
9. Pour the egg mixture over the plums.
10. Bake in a moderate oven for approx 35 minutes or until golden.
11. Meanwhile, add the port to the reserved juice saucepan.
12. Gently boil with a cinnamon stick
13. Place in a small jug to serve, so people can pour on their sauce.

Serve with cream or ice cream too.