- 500 g blood plum flesh, inc skin (cut around the stone – cheeks off first then sides)
- 250 g water
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 500 g raw sugar
- Place plum pieces in TM Bowl and measure in water
- Place lid on TM Bowl, set timer to 7 mins 100* speed 1 - leave MC in.
- When finished, puree on speed 7 for 5 seconds.
- Set scales and add sugar– (you can lessen the sugar a bit – however, by no more than 100g) and lemon juice
- Place lid on TM Bowl and blend on speed 4 for 30 seconds
- Set timer for 30 minutes, varoma temperature, speed 3.5 – strainer basket on top of lid (to prevent splatters)
- With 8 minutes left on the timer, strainer basket can be removed to allow for more evaporation.
- Cooking time can be extended a little (5 minutes) and this will give a thicker more solid paste.
- Prepare a suitable dish to pour your paste into when ready – I use a square cake tin 18cm x 18cm – a ceramic baking tray is fine similar dimensions. The smaller the dish the thicker the paste. Line with baking paper – mitre the corners of the paper for a good fit. Alternatively, silicone moulds are fine.
- When cooking time has finished check for setting point – the paste should be looking thick and when a small amount placed on a ceramic plate gells – it is ready to pour into your chosen mould.
- The plum paste will look like a ruby when it is set - if you prefer a denser pinker look, upon completion of cooking time, place mc in lid and mix at speed 8 for about 20 seconds - this whips it up and brings some air into it and makes it more opaque with a different finish.
- When cool and set, the paste can be cut and wrapped in food grade cello paper and given as gifts or stored in layers (use glad go betweens) in an air tight container in pantry. (use hygiene gloves or sterile utensils only when handling as this is good breeding ground for bacteria) Will keep easily for 6 months like this
- Plums are plentiful right now and this is a great alternative to quince paste
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