Plum Kuchen Pizza Style


Basic Coffee Cake Dough

2 eggs, well beaten
1 / 4 cup milk, warmed
1 pkg. (or 1 tablespoon) dry yeast
1 / 4 cup warm water
1 / 2 cup butter (1 stick, melted but not hot)
1 / 4cupsugar
1 / 2 teaspoon salt
1 tsp. grated lemon peel
3 cup flour, more if needed

1. Pour lukewarm water, yeast, and sugar in mixing bowl.

Grate Lemon zest with a microplane, hand grater or a vegetable peeler and dice fine.

2. Add melted (not hot) butter, warmed milk, salt, lemon peel, and beaten eggs. Mix well.

3. Add flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each cup. Add more flour, if necessary, to make a smooth dough, and turn out onto a floured surface. You can either mix it in a bowl like I showed up above or you can mix it in a mixer.

4. Knead very lightly.

5. Let rise for about 1 hour; punch down and let rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile prepare apple and custard toppings.


Creamy sauce for the Kuchen Pizza

Cream Cheese and Pineapple

Blend 8 oz of cream cheese with 1 / 4 cup canned or fresh pineapple in a food processor or chop very fine.

Ricotta cheese

Ricotta cheese blended with a bit of sugar and vanilla extract.

Also you can use
Quark or Strained Yogurt.

Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese works well blended in a food processor with a bit of sugar or pineapple

Streusel (Crumb) Topping
1 / 2 cup bread crumbs
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 / 2 cup melted butter

2 tablespoons melted butter to brush edges of dough

Mix all the ingredients for the Streusel in a stainless bowl and work together till you have small pea size crumbs.

Pre-Heat Oven to 450 degrees F

1. Here I cut up the plum slices and let them steep in some sugar and vanilla.
The creamy base can be anything you have on hand or enjoy. Ricotta, cream cheese, cottage cheese that has been pureed.

2. Roll out the dough about 8 inches on a lightly floured board to make a crust about 1/4 inch thick (make it very thin as it will rise) I brush the crust with melted butter also.

3. Put a thin layer of the creamy base on and then some of the plum slices but don't over do it.

4. Top with some of the Streusal topping. I brush the edges with a little butter.

5. I slide the kuchen on a hot pizza stone. You can also slide the dough onto a cookie sheet.

6. Bake for about 8-12 minutes till the crust is lightly browned. Then take it out with the pizza peel or 1 or 2 big spatulas.

7. Brush again with some melted butter, and cut into 6 wedges.