Plum and oat crumble slice
This slice uses the vibrant red plums that we look forward to year after year- and best of all the recipe only uses 3 tablespoons of honey- although, I must admit, I did serve this up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream that was placed perfectly on top of each warm slice to melt entirely over the whole thing. Hashtag balance hey!
3 tbsp raw honey
1 tbsp baking powder ( aluminium free )
1 1/2 cups regular, spelt or gluten free flour
1 1/2 cups wholegrain rolled oats + extra to scatter on top
2 tsp cinnamon + and extra 1 tsp of on top
pinch of salt
125g butter ( cold, cubed )
1 tbsp raw sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
2 cups halved, pitted and wedged plums - photo below
1 tbsp corn flour
1 Tbsp raw honey
Preheat oven to 180°C
Toss the plums with the cornflour, lemon zest and and 1 tablespoon of melted honey ( melted on a low heat )
In a bowl whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Rub the butter and honey into the dry ingredients with your finger tips until crumbly.
Press 1/2 of the mixture into a slice tin lined with baking paper. Pour over your plum mixture evenly then crumble over the remaining oat dough. Scatter over the extra oats, raw sugar and cinnamon.
Bake for 30-40 minutes until the top is golden and the fruit is bubbling
Allow to cool completely before slicing. Store in an air tight container for up to 3 days