Saturday, August 28, 2010

Kuchen for the Holidays

"Whenever my family sits at my table, it's a holiday."
                                                                       Aunt Ruth

Plum Kuchen
serves 9

1 1/2 cups fork-stirred all purpose flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs 1/4 cup cold water
1lb (18-20 small) fresh prune-plums, quartered, and pitted
1/4 cup sugar mixed with 1/4-1/2 t each ground allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg

Stir together flour, baking powder, salt.  Cream butter and 1/2 cup sugar, beat in eggs well.

Add flour mixture and water; stir only until dry ingredients are moistened.   Spread over the bottom of a buttered 9" square cake pan.

Lightly press plums, skin side up in rows over batter.  Sprinkle them with spiced sugar mixture.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean-about 40 minutes.

Cut in squares and serve hot.

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1 comment:

  1. i am so excited about this post, because i got facebook news that some friends have made this recipe! aunt in all of us.