In the meantime, I popped by a local market ... I was intending to buy seconds of tomatoes as I don't have enough of my own to make the massive quantities of salsa and sauce I go through each year. Unfortunately, the market farm is having their own issues with tomatoes and are a bit behind this year (maybe in a couple of weeks they said).
But there I found some lovely plums ... and finally made a clafoutis. It was everything I was hoping it would be: a very moist and soft spongy texture filled with a slightly sweetened but still somewhat tart taste of plum.
I slapped together a recipe from a few I found online and used a combination of buttermilk and 18% cream (some recipes were just milk while some used all heavy cream!).
Combine in a large bowl:
2/3 cup flour (multi blend)
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup 18% cream
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
Stir dry and wet ingredients to make a loose batter.
In one layer, place plum halves (about 15 plums) in the bottom of a deep dish 10 inch pie plate. I rotated between cut half down or up.
Then pour the batter over top and shake very gently to settle any bubbles.
Bake at 350 degree F for about 35 - 40 minutes or until the batter has set (toothpick comes out clean).
I served it with roasted plums and plum ice cream (the recipe for which I will share separately because, well ... it deserves its own page it was that good!).