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Plum Kuchen Recipe

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Added: Saturday, August 25, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3/4 c plus 2 tbsp butter, divided
11/4 c plus 2 tbsp sugar, di8vided
1/4 tsp mace
1/4 tsp salt
1 c hot milk
1 pkg dry yeast
1/4 c warm water
2 eggs plus 2 egg yolks, divided
5 to 51/2 c flour
6 tbsp graham cracker crumbs
30 to 40 Italian prune plums, unpeeled and quartered, stones removed
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp whipping cream

Directions:
Directions:
In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat 1/2 cup butter with 1/4 cup sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce mixing speed to low. Mix in mace and salt. Beat in milk. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, in a small bowl or measuring cup, dissolve 2 tablespoons sugar and yeast in water. Set aside for 2 to 3 minutes, until mixture is frothy. Beat 2 eggs in a small bowl. With mixer at low speed, mix beaten eggs and yeast mixture into cooled milk mixture. Start adding 5 cups flour, 1 cup at a time, beating on low speed. If dough becomes difficult to mix, continue adding flour, beating by hand with a wooden spoon. Turn dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead for 5 to 6 minutes, working in up to 1/2 cup more flour a bit at a time to prevent sticking, until dough is elastic and blistered. Dough should be very soft but not sticky. Place dough in a buttered bowl; turn dough once to coat all sides with butter. Cover with cloth and set aside to rise for about 1 hour until doubled. Generously butter and sugar; shaking out excess a springform 10" pan. Punch dough down. Divide into 2 balls. Press each ball into a prepared pan, pressing to cover bottom but not up the sides. Spread 1 tablespoon softened butter over each dough circle; scatter 3 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs over butter. Set aside for 15 minutes. Arrange plums in concentric circles on top of crumbs. Plums can be placed to edge of pan if desired. In small bowl, combine remaining 1 cup sugar and cinnamon; scatter evenly over plums. Melt remaining 1/4 cup butter. Beat 2 egg yolks with cream; stir into butter. Drizzle mixture over cinnamon sugar. Set cakes aside for 20 minutes. Bake in a 350 oven for 50 minutes or until cakes are golden. Remove from oven to cool on wire racks for 15 minutes. Run a sharp knife between edges of pans and the cakes. Cool 15 minutes longer before removing cakes from pans.

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Makes2 10

 

 

 

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