Fruit and custard create a heavenly combination

1 lb. (450 g) fruit (cherries, plums, peaches or berries)

V2 c. sifted flour

2/3 c. sugar (or slightly less)

pinch of salt

2 eggs, 2 whites

3 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled

3 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled

Wash and dry fruit, slice if required, or drain if preserved or frozen. In a large bowl, combine flour, 1/2 c. (or less) sugar and the salt. Add slightly beaten eggs, blending thoroughly with whisk. Add milk and melted butter, stirring until smooth (do not heat).

Butter a 9-inch square baking pan. Sprinkle 1 tbsp. of sugar. Spread fruit on bottom then pour in batter.

Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Bake for 30 minutes. Sprinkle top with remaining sugar. Continue baking for another 15 minutes or until custard is firm.

Serves 4 to 6.

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