all of a sudden, summer is over. It went out with a bang – or more acurately a pretty big storm – and that was the end of the warm weather. But that’s not all bad, because autumn brings so many great things with it: the colors, the smells and all the seasonal produce.
One of my personal highlights in autumn: fresh plums! I love a good slice of plum cake with sweet crumble and a dollop of whipped cream. Mmmmh … Inspired by this classic recipe I came up with some delicious cookies, also featuring plums and crumble but in a more modern way. Fruity and crispy on the outside, sweet and soft on the inside – the perfect combination!
For the crumble mix flour and sugar and add the cold butter in small pieces, then knead well until a crumbly dough is formed. Wash the plums, remove the pit and cut into small pieces. Put both things aside.
Preheat oven to 180° C and line two baking trays with baking paper. For the cookies, beat butter and both sugars until creamy, then add the egg and mix well. Stir in crème fraîche, vanilla extract and milk. Combine flour and baking powder and to the batter.
Use 2 teaspoons (or an ice cream scoop) to put small portions of dough onto the baking tray, keeping some space in betweet as they will spread out a bit. Now press the plum into the cookies dough, then top everthing with about a tablespoon of crumble. Bake for about 15 minutes, then allow to cool completely and serve.