I have made this platz many times and it's a favorite here. It is also a nice size to bring to potlucks. I hadn't planned on posting this recipe..then my g'daughter came to see me today and I thought it was time she learned to make this platz. She claims she doesn't like to cook or bake but as you can see she did a great job! And so of course I just had to post this one!
2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp butter
1 cup whipping cream
Sift dry ingredients together and with a pastry blender mix in the butter. Add the cream and slightly beaten egg and mix well.
Pat out on a greased 10x15" pan. (approx) Wet hands to do this as the dough may be a bit sticky.
Put on a layer of any of the following fruits: cherries, plums, apples, apricots, rhubarb, blueberries or any fruit in season..frozen fruit works too. My g'daughter used rhubarb.
Top with crumbs (ruebel):
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup butter, very soft
Mix well with a pastry blender..it will be crumbly. If you want coarser crumbs just mix in a bit of cream. Sprinkle thickly over the fruit.
Bake in at 375º for 30 min.
Cool 10 min an drizzle icing over the top. (optional)
It is also very good served warm with ice cream.