I kind of wish we lived in Europe.
In my fantasy Europe life, we eat baguette and cheese for every meal.
We have awesome accents.
And we know about things like grams and kilos.
Our CSA box this week had green gage plums.
Apparently, no one in the U.S. has ever heard of green gage plums but everyone in Europe knows all about them. Recipe after recipe called for 675 grams of this and 275 milliliters of that.
So I made half green gage plum, half apple because I’m an enabler.
See? Bring on the baguette and cheese.
Green Gage Plum Crostata
1 1/2 cups +1 TBS flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup sliced green gage plums
1 TBS butter
Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, salt and shortening until sandy in texture. Add egg and hot water. Knead into a ball of dough.
Roll out onto a floured surface into a circle shape. Combine sugar, 1 TBS flour and plums. Dump into the middle of your dough circle. Tab with chunks of butter. Fold sides of circle up roughly.
Bake at 350 for 40 mibutes.