Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Plum and cinnamon crumble






















I like September for many reasons, one them being plums. I made a plum and cinnamon compote (plums and home made cinnamon sugar) a couple of days ago and put it in a couple of jars. Yesterday, I decided to use it in a crumble. I do feel bad that Alan can't have any of it because of his new food restrictions...
The scent of plums, sugar and cinnamon all simmering gently in the pan is just HEAVENLY! What I love about it, is that it reminds me of Belgium. They make wonderful plum and cinnamon tarts. A scent very much associated with happy childhood memories of my Aunt and Grandmother baking in the kitchen in Belgium. I know I often go back to those times but they were very special and treasured times to me.






























































bientôt!

Isabelle X

30 comments:

lemonade kitty said...

Oh that looks so good my mouth is watering and the mere mention of cinamon so gets me in the mood for christmas, don't eat it all!!Lucey x

LissyLou said...

delish!!! i do love crumble xxxx

marigold jam said...

I'm feeling hungry after seeing those photos and can almost smell the deliciousness!

Country Rabbit said...

awww isabelle thank you for your lovely comment, made me smile ;0)x
I love your images of crumble! oh that has to be my favourite winter time sweet afters. Plum and cinnamon must taste so festive! x happy days x

Musje said...

Hello Isabelle,
I saw youre name on my blog,you joined in to musjes gardenadventures,so I saw vintage and had to take a look on your blog,I love it and I love England,a long time ago I visit The Lake District and the cottage of Beatrix Potter,so gorgeous,I also love the englisch magazines Country Living and Country Homes,my home is white with a little bit of colour,I will be back to have another look on youre blog,I would love to try youre compote ;-) have a nice dag,greeting Musje.(Joke)

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Wow is that a scallop biscuit mould? How divine - I am with you on crumbles, plums and cinnamon all yummy especially together. I am baking a banana and chocolate chip loaf along with the filling for an epic steak and guinness pie, so it feels a little like the kitchen at Downton Abbey! Sadly I don't have a scullery maid to wash up for me! Have a brilliant day,

Sarah x

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I haven't eaten my breakfast yet and this delicious crumble is making my stomach growl. There is nothing wrong with a good dessert for breakfast I always say!

Monica said...

Mmmm Isabelle! I have never put cinnamon in my plum jam.... seems delicious! I must try.
Thank you for taking the time to leave me a note, it made me soo happy!:)
Monica xo

bella bee and me said...

Deee-licious! Looks absolutely divine. I do love a good crumble. There's no better autumn food.
Kier x

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Isabelle,

That madeline pan is wonderful.
And the Jam jars, the plum conserve, the baking with bounty from summer. I understand so well about the happy memories you carry of kitchen baking with beloved family. The smells for me bring back that feeling of being safe and loved all laced in with the smell of cinnamon and spice~
xx
julie

Riet said...

Oh wow that looks delicious. Good you learned all the coo0king from the mother and grandmother. Belgian cooking is famous.

Gigi said...

Oh my, that looks so good! I was in the city yesterday and went to a good organice grocer where I almost bought some yummy looking plums, but decided I already had too much in my cart. Think I must go back for some, so I can make this crumble ;).
Blessings,
GG

Andi's English Attic said...

Cinnamon first and then nutmeg, my two favourite spices. It all looks yummy. xx

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Looks very scrummy... And the madeline tray is beautiful... Xx

June said...

Isabelle, this looks so good. I loved reading about your special memories of the women in your past cooking up tasty things in their kitchen at home. These memories are what hold us to our families. So special!
I was so sorry to read about Alan's food allergies and his restrictions...I would be in such a state if I could have my sweet things.lol! I hope he gets to feeling so good that he no longer misses them in his diet.
sending hugs from here...

Madelief said...

This looks delicious. I love crumble!

Madelief x

karen said...

Oh that looks so delicious I shall have to make one tomorrow - I bought some beautiful plums in the market yesterday. I am very sorry for Alan not being able to enjoy the taste only the smell. I love hearing about your happy memories from your childhood. Karen X

harmony and rosie said...

Yum, crumble is my favourite. Poor Alan, I hope he had something nice too :(

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Oh my goodness...this looks wonderful and I can just taste how delicious! Many, many years ago I won a prize for my plum preserves...haven't made them since! hehe :)....
Take care Isabelle!

It's me said...

Delicious !!!...sleep weel darling...love from me...xxx..

Elegancemaison said...

That crumble looks so delicious! And your lovely series of photos is mouthwatering. Sunday lunch fruit crumbles were a family tradition and all our three children have taken it on in their own families. Recently Mr EM's diet has also become medically restricted so desserts have almost disappeared from our menus. But on a recent visit to our (grown up)son he produced a wonderful plum crumble and we both happily, and naughtily, succumbed.

Leah said...

I'm so pleased you visited me, so I in turn got to discover your gorgeous blog!! I am absolutely starving after looking at your latest post - delicious! Have a fabulous week.

Blondie's Journal said...

How sweet your memories must be! This looks absolutely delicious! I do love plums. Wonderful photos of your creation, Isabelle!

XO,
JAne

Celestial Charms said...

Wow, that cruble looks delicious. I can almost taste it from here. You have such a lovely blog, and I think it is wonderful how you incorporate your childhood memories into your posts.
Maureen

josephinetalepeddler said...

Poor Alan. You are trying to torture him! I adore crumble. Oh, now I feel like crumble! Isabelle, don't post another crumble post! I've been on a strict diet too. Apple crumble is my favourite. I love it with custard. Now you have started me...

Frøken Anker said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog.
Your cake looks wonderful. And with cinnamon - a very good spice in the autumn. I think.

Have a nice autumn-day
Birgitte

cathleen said...

Oh...this looks so delectable.

Catherine said...

I love crumbles, nice pictures.

reginascottage said...

hello isabelle,
thanks for visiting my blog and the sweet comment you left.
wow... your crumble looks delicious
i love plums,too. lovely jars!!!
you have such a wonderful blog!!!!!!
i wish you a wonderful restweek,
love regina

Vintagemaison said...

I love your Madeleine tin too!