10.05.2010

Plum Strussle


2 1/2 sticks butter
3/4 cup sugar
4 1/2 cup flour
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons baking powder
15 to 20 purple plums

In large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Cream well. Mix flour and baking powder. Combine butter and flour mixture. Line cake roll pan (1/2 inch tall) by pressing dough with fork to cover entire bottom of pan. Wash, cut, pit, and cut plums into quarters. Place plums skin side down covering entire surface of dough. Make topping and sprinkle over plums. Bake in 325 degree oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until plums begin to juice and topping is golden brown. Cut into squares.

Topping:

2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons vanilla

 In bowl, combine butter, sugar, flour, and vanilla. The mixture will be crumbly.

This must be ode to Grandma week, because--again--this is my Grandma's original recipe. This fabulous dessert is very German and one of my favorites to be sure.

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