Plum Krummeltorte


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It is the time of year that my parents house is overloaded with plums. They only have two small plum trees but man, they produce a lot of plums! We have had plum jams and sauces and ice cream. And freezers full of plums of course.

So when I went home this past weekend I had to do some baking with them. We went out to visit my Nana and I made this Plum Krummeltorte to bring for afternoon tea.

It was super easy and super tasty. I based it off the krummeltorte recipe by The Destitute Gourmet. A krummeltorte is a German crumble cake (according to my friend Google) so eat this one with a plate.

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PLUM KRUMMELTORTE (CRUMBLE CAKE)

PREP
~500g whole plums, pitted and chopped into small pieces
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp corn flour
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
¾ cup sugar
100g butter, diced
2 eggs

DO
Simmer plums, 2T sugar, water, and cornflour for 15 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then mix in corn flour thoroughly.

Place flour, baking powder, sugar and butter in a food processor and pulse until combined. Add in the eggs and pulse again. The mixture should be quite crumbly but presses together.
Press two thirds of the mix into a lined slice tin. Pour the stewed plums over, and finish by crumbling the remaining flour mixture over top.
Bake at 180°C for 35 minutes. Allow to cool in the tin.
Powder with icing sugar before serving.

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And we of course finished the day with a couple of hours at the beach and a Tip Top ice cream.

xo Kirste Isabel