It’s stone fruit season! You can vary this recipe to the fruit you would like to use – plum, apricot, peach, cherry.
1 2/3 cups of self-raising flour
1/4 cup of brown sugar
150 g butter, softened
2 eggs lightly beaten
100 g almond meal
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of cardamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 apple peeled and grated
12 ripe nectarines, halved
Optional: few flaked almonds, sifted icing sugar and double cream to serve
Preheat oven to 180°. Grease a 25 cm ceramic flan dish. Place all ingredients except the nectarines in a mixing bowl and beat with electric beaters for 3 to 4 minutes until the mixture becomes pale. Spread in the dish and place the nectarine halves over the top, cut-side up. Bake in the oven until golden brown. Approx. 45 mins. Cool.
Optional: dust with icing sugar and serve with double cream.