Friday, September 4, 2009

Plum Kuchen/Apple Kuchen

It seems like forever since I made a recipe post. Despite that fact, I have been cooking. I've just been lazy in the blogging department :)

Ever since I was a little girl plum and apple kuchen have been high on my list of all time favorites. What can be better than a sweet yeasty dough topped with apples or plums in season? The small Italian plums that are in the grocery stores right now made me make these kuchen for my family.

I make the dough in my bread machine and I used 2- 7"x11" pans. I have enough dough in my refrigerator to make 2 more pans. The dough keeps about 3 days. You can use round cake pans or a larger high sided cookie sheet but it will only be enough dough for 2 in that case.

Here's the recipe for the dough in the bread machine:

1 cup milk (warm -microwave 1 min)
1/2 cup water
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
2 large eggs
2 tsp. or 1 pkg. yeast

When the dough is ready, divide in to 4 pieces. Use what you want and store the rest in an oiled bowl tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Roll out dough to fill pan. This is a very sticky dough. You might have to let it rest a bit in order to get it to fit the pan.

Melt about 2 tbs. (1 tablespoon butter for each pan). Brush top of dough with butter. For the plum kuchen wash and pit, but do not peel about 12 or more small Italian plums. Place on dough cut side up. Mix about a 1/4 of a cup of sugar with a teaspoon of cinnamon(double the amount for two pans). Sprinkle generously and drizzle the remaining melted butter on top. For the apple kuchen peel and cut up about 3 apples, quarter and the cut each quarter in half. Arrange on top of the buttered dough then sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture and the remaining melted butter. Optional add a few raisins. Cover with waxed paper and a towel and let rise in a warm place for 30-45 min until doubled. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 25 min. Cool and enjoy :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have been using this recipe ever since you posted it.
We love it!!!!
So much like the one my German sister in law used to make.
Thank you for sharing such a delicious recipe