Plum Streusel Kuchen
12" dutch oven
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbs. shortening
1 cup heavy cream (I used half and half)
6 fresh plums, halved and sliced
2/3 cup flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 Tbs. cold butter
2 Tbs. heavy cream (I used half and half)
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and baking powder; cut in shortening until mixture resembles fine crumbs. In another bowl, beat the egg and cream; add to the crumb mixture, tossing gently with a fork until mixture forms a ball. Press into a well greased dutch oven and arrange the plums over the crust.
For the topping, in a bowl , combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add cream, mixing gently with a fork until moist crumbs form. Sprinkle over plums. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Serves 12.
The Finished Product
This was really yummy! Like I said, it has no spices at all, and I was very tempted to add some cinnamon or allspice or nutmeg, but I'm glad I didn't. This recipe really showcases the wonderful taste of the plums and it would be a shame to ruin that with too many spices. I'll probably make this everyday until the plums are gone! :) It is also really beautiful. The color of the plums is pretty against the white cake. This ones a keeper! Grade A.