Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Platz .. coffee cake with fruit and crumbs



Rhubarb Platz
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9X13 pan.

In the food processor put . .
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup butter
Combine until crumbly or cut the butter into the above ingredients with a pastry blender
Add in until just combined
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 fresh egg (slightly beaten)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Spread into the prepared pan

Top with finely diced fresh or frozen fruit of your choice . .. we prefer a tart fruit like rhubarb or halved Italian Plums. .but you can use other fruits as well.  You should use enough diced fruit to cover the batter in a single layer or enough plums to use a half plum per slice of platz.  


Make the crumb topping . . .
  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup of butter . . melted
  • 1 1/2 cup of sugar
Combine the flour sugar and butter to make crumbs and sprinkle over the fruit.
Bake in the top 1/3 of your oven until golden brown . . about 30 minutes.

26 comments:

  1. Oh Lovella, you busy gal you! Are you serving lasagna and platz for supper? Sigh....here I am still at work and munching carrots!

    This looks simply scrumptious. I make platz and this looks great!

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  2. That is probably my all time favorite dessert. Apricots, sour cherries, plums, blueberries, rhubarb....BRING IT ON!

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  3. Got to love platz! Mmm..
    I make platz too and with most any fruit in season and I find it amazing how many different ways there are to make it, a little variations here and there.
    Another great recipe Lovella!

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  4. I love this new blog idea. Such yummy goodeness...

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  5. I was wondering when the first platz would be coming and keep them coming. I love them ... all varieties! I was showing Kari this blog (hadn't told her yet) and she saw this pic and right away said, "that's Lovella's"!

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  6. Love that platz! Well, I still have rhubarb out in the garden...(and nothing to do besides bake!!!)so I might just need to bake some platz for the weekend. It looks wonderful.

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  7. Yup, this is the one that I was looking for...I'll be back to let you know what I think. I think that I'll think that it is great. It looks great!

    Oh, I love the print the recipe feature. It's so pretty and I get the photo to go along with it for my recipe book. Thanks!

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  8. Oh Lovella....I made this tonight to 'finish off' our supper. It was soooo good. I must admit...I drizzled it with thick cream ... It was a perfect end of a weekend. Thanks for the recipe again. Rhubarb is wonderful!

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  9. WOW is such a delicious recipe.I just baked it and it is soooo good!!Thanks for sharing it.

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  10. This platz is super good I have made it for the second time & it gets better every time. Thanks.Susie

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  11. I'm aboard the M/V Africa Mercy here in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa, so it was a bit of a challenge to find fruit and eggs, but the recipe was easy to follow and delicious. Of course everyone assisted in devouring it and within an hour it had disappeared, but I will make it again, thanks.

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  12. Hi Lovella,
    I'm James A's cousin (Lil Neufeld's daughter). I grew up eating platz but haven't had it in years! We just recently got a beautiful batch of ready to eat apricots and all I could think of was apricot platz. I remembered seeing your blog listed on Heidi's links so thought I'd try you out for the recipe - thanks for delivering! I can hardly wait to sink my teeth into these warm beauties.

    -Tamara (dj kosmotronix' wife)

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  13. Lovella...thank you for this recipe. I made it with apples and cinnamona and it was superb! Everyone asked me where I got the platz and they were amazed that I made it. They know I constantly cook, but this looked like something out of a bakery! I have blackberries in the freezer and peach season is coming up. Blueberries will be ripe soon. I bet you can guess that I'll be making this all year 'round. Blessings to you!

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  14. Lovella...thank you for this recipe. It is superb! I made it with apples and cinnamon this time. It was so pretty that everyone at work thought I bought it at a bakery. They know I cook and bake so it was no surprise when they found out I baked it. I have blackberries in the freezer. Peach and blueberry seasons are coming up. I'll be making this recipe year 'round. Blessings to you.

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  15. I wish I had seen your recipe first. My local newspaper had a recipe for Rhubarb Platz which I baked today. The article also put me in touch with this wonderful site. I plan on recreating some of these recipes from my childhood, but the platz I remember had a lot thinner base. I am going to take some of the cake to my mom tomorrow for her verdict. So long as it has rhubarb, she will be happy.

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  16. My daughter who is 12 made this and WOW it brought back memories to when I was her age. It was so good that we brought some over to share with our neighbors in Calgary. They couldnt believe it was made with rhubarb, it was so darn good! Love this site!

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  17. Just luvin what you guys are doing with this site. Saw it a couple of years ago and keep comin back. Can hardly wait to try the corn chowder. Leanne (Chilliwack)

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  18. Keep up the good work girls. Lovin this site! Can hardly wait to try the corn chowder.
    Leanne

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  19. Okay, so I have tried several platz recipes over the years, but this one...well, it hits a grand slam homerun! Perfect cake base, yummy riebels on top. Any fruit would be proud to take its place imbetween the two!

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  20. served this for coffee hour at my church last Sunday. It was GONE. I've made two this morning. So easy, I can serve it fresh, proving to my non-Mennonite congregation that Mennonite girls can indeed cook!

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  21. Picked saskatoons yesterday....have two pans in the oven, one for work and the other to share with family. Have not made this recipe in years, my mom used to make it all the time.

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  22. I've been sick the past few months, so my husband and youngest son made this tonight with a mix of plums, nectarines, and apricots. It was fantastic!

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    1. I do hope you feel better soon and am so happy your taste buds could be awakened with a piece of Platz! Blessings friend.

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  23. Can anyone tell me if platz freezes well? I haven't made it in years and I'd like to bake some for an upcoming event but I'd prefer to be bake it in advance if I could.

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    1. I don't normally freeze platz but have a friend who does. She is a great cook and says it freezes fine.

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    2. I have frozen it and it's fine, but if you want that crisp fresh taste, just prepare it and freeze it unbaked. Bake it the day you want to serve it. Thaw in fridge and bake or bake from frozen, allowing extra time.

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