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German Plum Kuchen- Pflaumenkuchen

German Plum Kuchen- Pflaumenkuchen

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I love this recipe. While plums are still in season, this recipe should be on the list of everyone who loves baking bars and using seasonal ingredients. The recipe comes from Transylvania and it is specific to the Saxon(German) cuisine. Easy to make and incredible delicious, the German Plum Kuchen is a little treasure, great for a lazy Sunday afternoon snack, or dessert.

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German Plum Kuchen- Pflaumenkuchen

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German Plum Kuchen- Pflaumenkuchen
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: German
  • 2 cups/8oz/250 g all purpose flour
  • 1 pinch baking powder
  • ½ cup/4.23oz/120g granulated sugar
  • 1 stick/4.23oz/120g unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2.2lb/1kg plums
  • 1 tablespoon sweet graham crackers crumbs
  • powder sugar to sprinkle on top of the bars
  1. Sieve the flour together with the baking powder and sugar.
  2. Work the butter into the mixture until it looks like bread crumbs.
  3. Add the egg.
  4. Mix to make a dough. Cover in plastic wrap and let it rest for an hour.
  5. Tip: Use a food processor to mix the ingredients together.
  6. In the meantime wash and dry the plums, cut them in halves and remove the pits.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
  8. Use an 8x8 inch pan. Spread the dough on the bottom of the pan and place the plums on top of the dough in dense rows. Sprinkle them with the bread crumbs and bake at 180c for 40-45 mins. (the dough has to be baked, plums should still sweat)
  9. Let the pan cool, then cut the bars in squares and serve. Sprinkle powder sugar on top if you prefer.

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