With the summer (a.k.a. fruit-bearing season) approaching, we've been mindful to finish using up last summer's pickings that are still living in our freezer. I still had a big bag full of purple plums from our backyard tree and all I could think about was making them into plum platz (a.k.a. fruit coffee cake - Mennonite style). I've never made platz before and I expected it to be a complicated recipe for some reason. But when I found the recipe on Mennonite Girls Can Cook, it was surprisingly easy...
I made a batch for our care group and it was such a hit that they even gave me a round of applause.
Yeah, our care group is cool like that.
And since the recipe was so successful, I decided to make another batch the very next day.
So, if you've got any ripe or frozen fruit around, here's a great way to use it up!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Grease a 9x13 pan
In the food processer (or with a pastry blender) combine:
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup butter
(The food processer worked brilliant - way better than using a pastry blender!)
Mix until the mixture is crumbly and then add:
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
Spread into the prepared pan.
Top with chopped fresh or frozen fruit of your choice.
I was running low on plums for my second batch so I added in some blueberries.
(It was good but the pure plum one was better in my opinion :)
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup of butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
Combine to make crumbs and sprinkle over fruit.
(Yeah, there's a reason this stuff is so good...
butter + sugar = true love 4-ever)
Bake in the top 1/3 of your oven for about 30 minutes - until golden brown.
Then amaze your family and friends with a little slice of heaven...