Italian Plum Dutch Babies

Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

Italian Plum Dutch Babies

4T butter

2 cups halved Italian plums

2 T brown sugar

2 teaspoons lemon thyme

3 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 t. salt

Confectioners sugar

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet or two small skillets over medium high heat. Add the plums and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the sugar and thyme and cook 1 minute more. Set aside.

Break eggs into mixing bowl and beat until thoroughly mixed. Add the milk and blend well.

Sift the flour and salt into egg mixture, while whisking to blend and smooth. Add the melted butter and mix briskly so the batter is smooth. Pour the batter over the plums and bake for 15 minutes at 450 degrees F. Dust the top with confectioners’ sugar. Serve at once.

Food Styling by Jean Galton

Recipe adapted from The Breakfast Book by Marion Cunningham


About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy



    Beautiful as always …wanna eat some of those!

    Sent from my iPad


  2. Dorothee

    yum! sending hugs from Berlin! How is the house coming Along??

  3. Beautiful; delicious shots. Plums are one of my favourite fruits and for good reason!

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