You will need for the fruit base:
8-10 good sized plums –washed –stone removed and halved4 tablespoons of Honey30g of crystallised ginger - finely chopped
80g of softened butter2 heaped tablespoons of brown sugar1 egg120g plain flour½ Teaspoon ground ginger¼ Teaspoon of ground cinnamonGrate of fresh nutmegPinch of salt2 tablespoons of warmed milk½ Teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
Preheat oven to 180° c or 160° c for a fan oven.
Put the plums into a saucepan with the honey and chopped crystallised ginger. Simmer for around 5 minutes to soften. Place into a buttered oven to table dish
Cream the butter and sugar together, beat in the egg then fold in the spices and flour. Finally dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the warm milk and incorporate thoroughly into the mixture.
Spread evenly over the plums.
Bake for around 35 minutes ~ pudding should be golden brown and test with skewer.
Serve hot or warm.