Thursday, September 11, 2008
Jamie loves wearing his Halloween sweater, he is a little early this year but he loves to say Boo! to everybody.
What a glorious day we have had today here in the Pacific Northwest, I almost feel a little guilty enjoying it so much when all the poor people in Texas are waiting anxiously for an awful hurricane to come ashore, lets hope that it won't be as bad as they predict. A special greeting to my friend Anne who lives in Texas, to stay safe and that I am thinking about you and your family.
Quite a few of you expressed interest in wanting the recipe for the plum cake that I had on my blog just a short while ago, sorry it took so long but here it is.
Veronika's German Plum Cake
Approximately 35 Italian plums, pitted and sliced in half.
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 Cup plus 2 tbls sugar
1/4 tsp lemon juice
Pinch of salt
2 cups flour
3(level) tsp baking powder
1/2 cup cold milk
2tbls sliced or slivered almonds
1 (level) tbls dried tapioca
Beat butter, sugar and egg until creamy.
Add lemon juice.
Sift together salt, flour and baking powder and add to batter mixture. Add milk and mix.
Grease an approximately 11" Springform pan and spread dough evenly on bottom only.
Sprinkle tapioca evenly over dough.
Place plums close together (around wall of Springform first) in circle fashion until form is filled.
Evenly sprinkle the almonds over the top of the plums.
Bake in 350-degree oven for about 50-60 minutes (possibly longer).
Remove cake from oven and let cool for 5-minutes. Sprinkle the cake with two tbls of sugar.
Cake is best eaten the first day, and is very delicious with lots of whipped cream!
Hope you all enjoy, and I hope you all have a lovely weekend!