Tuesday, October 2, 2007


Fruit Platz
Any number or kind of fruits can be used in this traditional Russian Mennonite dessert.
I chose plums.

1 c. flour
1/2 c. pastry flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 c. butter or oil
1/2 c. milk
Mix in butter or oil until crumbly.
Add milk.
Mix with fork until a ball of soft dough forms.
Press into a 9x13" baking pan.

4 c. assorted fruits (Cut into chunks)
1 c. sugar
Mix and spread over dough

3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. flour
1 tbls butter
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1/2 tsp nutmeg (optional)
Mix and spread over fruit.

Bake in preheated oven at 375F for 30-45 minutes.

** Note: I substituted honey for sugar, which is why the top crumbly part looks more ploppy.


c-licious said...

Platz is an under-rated dessert/cake and I commend Carla for her bold statement. Plums are an awesome choice for platz, by the way, I had some.

claire said...

Yummy plummy. Looks delish. Is there any left?