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Damson Toast

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Ingredients

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350 g damsons (halved)
3 tbsp golden caster sugar
1/2 cup water
400 g pastry puff
100 g white marzipan
3 tbsp ground almonds
1 beaten egg

Damson Toast

Features:
  • Sweet
Cuisine:
  • 50 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Medium

Ingredients

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One of the popular theories is that the damsons were first cultivated in the area around the ancient city of Damascus. From there, the juicy fruits were introduced to the different parts of the world, and now they are popular all over!

The sour flavored fruit is served in all sorts of ways. They are commonly eaten as jellies, jams or pies. Damson toast is another way to eat these powdery blue fruits.

Here’s its yummy recipe which takes just an hour to cook and serves 6 people. So, check it out.

Health Benefits

Damson plums are very high in vitamin C which is an important nutrient for the growth of the body. But the real value of damson comes from their minerals which contain significant levels of potassium, phosphorus, copper, manganese and magnesium.

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How to Make Damson Toast

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C or 180 degrees F.
  2. Medium heat the damsons in a pan. Add in the sugar and a half cup of water. Bring it to a simmer until the damsons are broken down into small pieces.
  3. Transfer them in a bowl and set it aside to let it cool.
  4. Now cut the pastry half, roll one piece out to approximately 16x 20 cm, and place it onto a baking sheet.
  5. Roll the marzipan out. Place it in the centre of the pastry. Make sure there is a gap around the edges.
  6. Gently spoon the cooled damsons on top. Evenly spread it all over the pastry. Sprinkle over the ground almonds.
  7. Now brush the edges of the pastry with eggs. Then roll out the second piece of the pastry. Put it on top.
  8. Firmly seal the edges. Make sure to press them down neatly. Trim the excess. Use a knife to cut the pastry into equal pieces.
  9. Brush the top with the egg wash. Chill the damson toast in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes.
  10. Now keep the pastry in the preheated oven. Let it bake for 30 to 40 minutes until damsons begin to bubble and the toast has risen and turned golden.
  11. Take the Damson toast out of the oven. Let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes in a cooling rack. Serve and enjoy!

Trivia

  • Damson is also known as the damson plum. The archaic word for damson was damascene.
  • Damsons were first grown in the city of Damascus.
  • Romans first brought them to England and then the people of England introduced them to America.

In South and Southeast Asia, the term damson plum is known as Jambul.

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