If you want easy to cook, fun to prepare, delicious to eat treats, this lovely plum crumble puff tarts recipe ticks every box.
Archie and I have been in the kitchen together loads recently. Rumours that we have been locking ourselves in there to get some peace and quiet from his newborn sister are greatly exaggerated! That said, there is no doubt that hanging out in the kitchen is very therapeutic – for both of us – and continues to give us great “dad and son” time, during a period where he may well be a little confused as to what his role now is in the new hierarchy in the house.
Back to the recipe. It’s one of those which embodies what I try to do on this blog. There are so many fun things for Archie to do in the preparation – and the result is not only delicious but also all quite literally foolproof.
The plum crumble puffs use store bought puff pastry. I find the quality more than adequate – not to mention that making your own puff pastry can be a laborious process.
I chose to use plums when I walked past a fruit and veg stall at Kentish Town tube station on Tuesday. They were really cheap (£1 for 7) and were extremely soft and ripe. It goes without saying that you can use almost any other fruit you fancy if you can’t find nice plums.
The plums caramelise slightly on the puff pastry and the crumble mix is light and crispy. To say these puffs are popular with Archie is an understatement! He loves making them with me – and of course loves eating them even more!
Makes 6 plum crumble puff tarts
Preparation time 10-15 minutes
Cooking time 20-25 minutes
1 roll of store bought puff pastry (I try to buy an all butter version)
5 ripe plums, cut in half, stone removed then sliced finely
Approximately 70g flour (around 3 tbsp) – plus extra for the baking tray
Approximately 30g caster sugar (around 2 tbsp) – plus extra for dusting
A good pinch of ground cinnamon
A handful of rolled oats