This is a delicious and warming dessert, perfect for any occasion.
8 Plums, halved and pitted
6 tbsp Brandy
2 tbsp Caster Sugar
2 pinches Mixed Spice
1 Vanilla Pod, split lengthways
2 Egg Yolks
3 tbsp Brandy
150ml Cream, softly whipped
Prepare plums as above and lay ('cut side' up) on a baking tray.
Add the remaining (4) ingredients and bake in an oven at 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 for 20-25 minutes, until the plums are soft.
Meanwhile, to make the brandy foam, put all the 4 ingredients into a glass bowl.
Put the glass bowl over a pot of simmering water.
With an electric hand whisk, mix until light and foamy, around 5-10 minutes on full power.
Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
Fold the softly whipped cream into the cooled brandy foam and chill.
Serve over the cooled, roasted plums at room temperature with a little of the plum cooking juices.