5.28.2010

Obstkuchen (Platz)

Obstkuchen (Platz)

Sift:
2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp sugar

Add:
2 tbsp butter
1 cup whipping cream
1 egg

Sift dry ingredients together and with a pastry blender mix in the butter. Add the cream and slightly beaten egg and mix well.
Pat out on a greased 10x15" pan. (approx) Wet hands to do this as the dough may be a bit sticky.
Put on a layer of any of the following fruits: cherries, plums, apples, apricots, rhubarb, blueberries or any fruit in season..frozen fruit works too. My g'daughter used rhubarb.

Top with crumbs (ruebel):
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup butter, very soft
Mix well with a pastry blender..it will be crumbly. If you want coarser crumbs just mix in a bit of cream. Sprinkle thickly over the fruit.
Bake in at 375ยบ for 30 min.
Cool 10 min an drizzle icing over the top. (optional)
It is also very good served warm with ice cream.
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