German plum pie

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The autumn has set in which means in Germany that it’s high time to prepare your own plum pie alias Zwetschkenkuchen- Pflaumenkuchen. 

If you don’t know what it is I can give some explanation: Zwetschgendatschi is a sheet cake or pie made from yeast dough or shortcrust dough that is thinly spread onto a baking sheet and covered with pitted zwetschgen. It is popular as a summer cake and has different local labelings throughout Germany Austria, and Switzerland.

“Datschi” is thought to be derived from the dialect word “detschen” or “datschen” that can be translated as “pinching” (as the plums are pinched into the dough). Although it is common to serve it with Streusel (a crumbly mixture of butter, sugar and flour) the original recipe serves it plain without any toppings.

The people from Augsburg (Bavaria) claim to have invented the cake. It is considered the city’s signature dish and according to the original recipe it is made with shortcrust pastry. Due to this dish the City is nicknamed “Datschiburg” and it is said that the look resembles the city’s coat of arms, the “Zirbelnuss”. aug 10-18 013

Here is the best Plum pie recipe for you:

Ingredients: 200 gr melted butter, 200 g sugar, 1 package vanilla sugar, 4 eggs, 100 ml cream, 600 grams of flour, half a packet of baking powder

For the filling: 1 kg plums, 3 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground cloves, 1 tbsp. cinnamon, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, 2 tbsp tearum or plum brandy

Preparation: First, whip the butter with the sugar, and egg yolks, then add the cream and the stiff egg white, finally, add the baking powder and vanilla sugar. Meanwhile, wash the plums and pit, then chop into small pieces.

Sprinkle plums with the cinnamon, vanilla sugar and sugar mixture, add 1 tbsp of rum (+ 1 package vanilla sugar, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon) and leave to stand up to 10 minutes. After the dough is ready, arranged plums on the top optionally. Sprinkle the baking tray or cake tin with breadcrumbs and place over the cake. Put pie into the oven and bake at 180 degrees for 40 minutes. When the cake is ready and still hot, bestrew it with powdered sugar and cinnamon mixture. Cut round (see picture) or rectangular slices from pie. Garnish with mint leaves. The plum pie is even more delicious with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.



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