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Plum Kuchen
Pizza Style

This is my new favorite way to do Kuchen. Using the techniques of the famous Italian Naples pizza and Flammenküche

Basic Kuchen recipe from our book
Recipes from a German Grandma

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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

This amount of dough will make 2 kuchen's
in a 9 by 13 inch glass baking dish.

printer friendly

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

Let the yeast start to foam in the bowl.


Add the melted butter,salt, milk and yeast mixture. to the flour.

Add the lemon zest and the egg.

Mix well till batter a loose dough is formed
You can also do this in a mixer.

This dough holds together but is not as firm as bread dough.

Cover with a towel and let raise for about an hour. I will warm an oven and keep it in there. (Don't get the oven too hot!)


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

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. 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.

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

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

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

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.
Brush again with some melted butter.
Cut into 6 wedges.

Here is a close up of the crust.


Some other ideas.

Here is a Butter Kuchen, that is simply cream cheese and Streusal.
It is simple and delicious.

This is some brandy soaked almonds for a topping.

These freeze well. I just wrap individually in plastic wrap and keep in them in a plastic storage bag.
Reheat for 10 minutes from the frozen state in an oven or on the stove.


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