Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Recipe Time!

Today, lacking exciting news, I give you a recipe for a dessert that is easy and very versatile. I made some using strawberries today and it was quite wonderful and went over well at the potluck I attended this evening.

[Insert fruit name here] Kuchen
(can be made with probably any fruit, so far I've used blackberries, apricots, and strawberries. Use your imagination, go wild!)

Bottom Layer:
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup butter/margarine, very soft
3 eggs

Middle Layer:
4 cups fruit (if it's big, slice it, if it's small like blackberries, don't slice it)
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour

Top Layer:
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
~1/2 cup butter/margarine

1) For middle layer:
Combine flour and sugar. Pour over fruit, mix a bit, and let stand while working on step 2.

2) For bottom layer:
Sift together flour, sugar, and baking powder. Add butter and eggs. Work together lightly until it forms a dough (kitchenaid mixer works well but don't overmix it. You can also use your hands.) Press dough against bottom and slightly up sides of an ungreased 9x13" pan.

3) For top layer:
Sift together sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Cut in butter until the size of peas.

4) Pour fruit (middle layer) over bottom layer, spread evenly.

5) Spoon on top layer evenly over fruit.

6) Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes (varies depending what kind of fruit you use) or until top begins to look "crusty" and brown. Cool and serve.


Anonymous said...

I made this with raspberries. It took a whole $9.00 flat from Costco, but they were tasty. I mixed a few white chocolate chips with the topping. It was excellent! JJ

Katherine Plumer said...

Yay! Wow, that's cool that you tried it, now I'm glad I posted it. :-) Sounds good with the chocolate chips...yummy. Now I'm hungry AND tired!