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Aug 202014
 

1x1.trans Fruit Biscuit Cake

Ingredients Biscuit Cake for Fruit
180 g butter
180 g sugar
1 package vanilla sugar Dr Oetker
3 eggs
180g flour
1 tsp baking powder
fruit of your choice

Baking Instructions
- pre-heat oven to 350
- beat soft butter (room temperature) until foamy.
- add sugar and vanilla sugar then one egg after the other while mixing.
- mix very well until the dough is foamy.
- mix flour with baking powder and add to the dough, spoon by spoon.
- grease tart form, diameter 28 cm or 11 inches, and sprinkle with flour or bread crumbs (no spices).
- fill dough into form and even out the surface so it is smooth.
- bake on medium level for about 20 min until golden brown.
- let biscuit cool off a bit, then carefully take it out of the form.
- place on a baking grid and let cool off.
- place fruit on top and add the glaze at the end (if using Dr Oetker glaze make it per instructions).
- You can make your own glaze with cherry juice and Tapioka; mix it in a pan and bring to  a boil, let cool off  a bit then spread on top.
- You also can make a Vanilla pudding first, spread over the cake then place fruit on top without a glaze.

       

 August 20, 2014  Posted by at 9:40 am Fruit Biscuit Cake Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »
Jul 312014
 

Streusel Cake with Plum butter (Pflaumenmus in German) is an easy German cake that even beginners will be manage successfully. If you don’t have plum butter  here is the recipe to make it - Go to Recipe - But you can also use different jams like apricot, red currant or raspberry.
Plum Butter of Pflaumenmus is been used in many German cakes and pastries. This Streusel Cake will be a great addition for your Kaffee und Kuchen table on Sunday! Happy Baking!

1x1.trans Streusel Cake with Plum Butter

Ingredients
400 g sugar
400 g butter, melted and cooled off
1 pinch salt
1 tbsp baking powder Dr oetker
2 med size eggs
750 g flour
Topping
600 g plum butter
2 eggs
450 g creme fraiche
2 packages vanilla sugar

Baking Instructions
- melt butter and let cool off.
- mix sugar, flour, salt and baking powder in a big bowl; add 2 eggs and butter, make streusel out of it.
- layer a baking tray with parchment paper or grease it.
- pre-heat oven.
- place plum butter in a 1 quart plastic bag, make  knot on top.
- mix creme fraiche, vanilla sugar and eggs until it is creamy and smooth.
- press 2/3 of the dough onto the baking tray, so you get a smooth cake base.
- spread cream on top.
- cut a corner off the bag with the plum butter and place plum butter blots on the cream; add remaining streusel on top.
- bake for 30 min on 350 F.
Let cool off on a baking grid, then cut in triangles and dust with powdered sugar.

Tips
- Instead of plum butter use apricot jam or red currant jelly.
- Use less jam if you don’t want the cake to be so sweet or the layer of jam is thinner.
- Add 1 tsp cinnamon to the remaining streusel, knead the dough again, then place on top.
- This cake can be frozen.

     

 July 31, 2014  Posted by at 6:00 am Streusel Cake w Plum Butter Tagged with: , , , ,  No Responses »
Jul 302014
 

Plum Butter or German Pflaumenmus in German is a German jam specialty and you cannot make this bread spread with some other fruit then the Italian prunes or “Zwetschgen” in German. They call it “Powidl” in the bohemian and Austrian cuisine and it is used to fill different pastries and cakes. In Bohemia they used dried prunes originally for the powidl.
Plum Butter is dark brown and cooks for quite a while. You might think that this is not tastefully but it is.  Try it out. You just need Italian prunes (see photo) and the best is to get your own tree! Sometimes you can find them on local farmer’s markets.

1x1.trans Plum Butter or German Pflaumenmus

Ingredients
3 kg Italian prunes
750 g sugar (fine)
1 point of a knife ground cloves
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
some dark rum to taste

1x1.trans Plum Butter or German Pflaumenmus

Cooking Instructions

- wash prunes, let drain and remove pits.
- cut prunes in smaller pieces. and in a pan without  any water cook them until they are somewhat soft, stir frequently.
- puree prunes with a hand blender.
- add spices.
- pre-heat oven to 350F (175 C)
- use a roasting pan or any pan that is deep enough, but first clean it thoroughly. There should not be any grease in it at all
- fill in the warm prunes..
- add 200 g sugar , mix with a wooden spoon.
- let it cook for 30 min.
- remove pan from oven and add again 200 g sugar, mix well, place again in oven for another 30 min.
- Then add remaining sugar, mix well, place again in oven and let it cook for 60 min, don’t mix again.

When is it done? Use a wooden spoon and draw a line  in the mashed prunes. If you can see the line very well, the plum butter is done.
Add some rum if you like.
Place plum butter in jars that are rinsed with boiling water. Close with a lid and keep them for about 20 min upside down, then turn them into normal position.
Keep the Pflaumenmus in a cold place.

   

 July 30, 2014  Posted by at 8:20 pm Pflaumenmus, Plum Butter, Plum Jam Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  No Responses »
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