Stone Fruit Tea Cake 核果蛋糕.

Finally, I have time strolling around the nearby Pasar Malam (night market) on last weekend and I am lucky enough to get myself 1kg of fresh cherry for only RM30.00, which normally selling RM60.00 per kg. I also get some fresh peaches. It smells so good. And together, I saw a stone fruit cake in front of me right away ! haha......

This drupe cake is simply amazing ! Drupe is another word for stone fruits meaning fruits that are grown with a kernel surrounded by a hardened endocarp, for instance peach, plum, cherry, apricot, nectarine, prune etc. So, I found a rustic recipe from here, which tempted me to start one immediately.

Ingredients :
2-1/2 cups  all purpose flour
1 tspn  baking powder
1 tspn  salt
2/3 cup  sugar
170gm  butter, at room temperature
3 eggs
1 tspn   vanilla essence
1 cup  fresh cherry, pitted
1 piece  peach, cut small
1 TB  brown sugar

Method :
(1)  combine flour & baking powder then mix well and set aside.
(2)  whisk butter, salt, vanilla & sugar till fluffy then add in egg one at a time and beat till well cooperated.
(3)  now, fold flour mixture into butter mixture till sticky dough is formed.
(4)  then keep dough refrigerated for 30-40 minutes to set.

(5)  next, mix stone fruits with brown sugar and set aside.
(6)  when ready, place 2/3 of the chilled dough to a 8" greased pan and flatten it by pressing it gently to the pan.
(7) now, spread on the fruits then cover it with the remaining chilled dough by tearing it into pieces, as picture shown above.
(8) finally, bake at preheated oven 180'C for about 30 minutes or till nicely brown.
(9) leave to cool for 30 minutes before serving.

The cake turns out beautifully !  Exactly what I'm expecting. However, the original recipe requested a 10" pie tray. So, the cake supposed to look much thinner.

Well,  THIN OR THICK ! This cake is as wonderful as it is !  Just one word...... IRRESISTIBLE !
So, enjoy & have a fantastic week ahead everyone !
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