Plum, orange & cardamom cobbler

November 8, 2021


  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 200 g self-raising flour
  • 100 g vegetable suet
  • 1⁄4 cup caster sugar
  • 11⁄2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 75 ml milk
  • 800 g red plums, halved and de-stoned
  • 50 g light brown sugar
To serve
  • Double cream or ice cream


1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
2. Add orange zest, flour and suet to a bowl. Rub the suet into the flour using your fingertips or a food processor. Stir in the caster sugar and cardamom.
3. Combine milk with 75 ml water and pour over flour mixture, using a spoon to gently mix into a dough.
4. Place the plums, cut-side up, on to an oven-safe dish. Drizzle the orange juice over and sprinkle with brown sugar.
5. Using wet hands, work segments of dough into about nine 4 cm balls and place over the plums. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Remove lid and cook for a further 20 minutes until golden.
6. To serve, drizzle cream over the cobbler or enjoy with ice cream.

TIP: Butter us up If you can’t find suet, using vegetable shortening or butter will also work for this recipe.


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