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

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.


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Jun 242014

The black-red-gold fruit skewers dessert is not only for German soccer fans. It can be a nice German patriotic dessert for a party or BBQ.
These skewers are so easy to make. Just get the fruit, wash it and poke it on skewers. Ready!
1x1.trans Black Red Gold Fruit Skewers

For the red color: Strawberries
For the black color: black berries
for the gold color: mango, nectarines, peaches or apricots

Use long enough skewers to make them. Peel the nectarines if you use them; alternately poke the fruit on to the skewer, start with gold, then re, then black, alternate.

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Jun 242014

Black-red-gold cocktail is the nicest cocktail for German soccer fans. 2014 is the year of soccer and in some days Germany plays against USA. May the best team win! Happy Cocktail Mixing!

1x1.trans Black Red Gold Cocktail

For the black layer
8cl vodka
8cl red currant juice or blackberry juice
For the red layer
4cl vodka
4cl strawberry syrup
80 g strawberries
For the gold layer
2cl vodka
6 cl passion fruit juice
80 g mango fruit


  • puree mango and mix with vodka and passion fruit juice
  • puree strawberries and mix with vodka and syrup.
  • mix vodka with red currant juice
  • place all mixes in the fridge for about 3 hours.
  • then first pour gold mix into a long drink glass, then on top the red mix by using a tea spoon – pour the red mix over the spoon into the glass. finally add the dark layer very slowly over  a teaspoon on top of the red layer.
    Source recipe and photo

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Jun 162014
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