Monday, May 5, 2014

Large Basic Platz Mix

This Platz mix can be used as a base mix for near any kind of fruit Platz, muffin mix or coffee cake. Having the dry ingredients pre-mixed with the butter is a time saver when you need to make something quick for coffee or dessert. This amount makes about 13 cups of mix and will yield about 4 recipes, depending on what you make. The total recipe would serve 48 - 50. 

  • 8 cups flour (I use unbleached)
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups cold butter
  1. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients and use a grater to grate in the butter, like cheese.
  2. Stir well, if too chunky, use pastry blender to stir and finish it up.
  3. Store in refrigerator for up to three months.

 For Basic Platz:
  • 3 cups mix
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups sliced fruit
  • crumbs made from 1 cup mix and 2 - 3 Tbsp cream
  1. In a small bowl, whisk egg with fork and add buttermilk. Add to dry mix in a larger bowl , stirring with a fork until blended.
  2. Spread into greased 9x9 inch pan and cover with sliced plums, apricots, apples or finely chopped rhubarb. Sprinkle with about 2 Tbps of sugar if desired or cinnamon sugar for apples.
  3. Top with crumbs using your hand to mix them.
  4. Bake at 350 F for 35 - 40 minutes.


  1. Yum - Platz is another one of those wonderful recipes that I want to adopt into my tradition. Such a great idea to have the "premix" ready to use.

  2. This looks great! And how do you make muffins with it?

    1. There will be another post coming with variations to make (including muffins) next week.

  3. This is a great idea! I'm with the commenter above - I'd love the muffin recipe, too!
    ~ Dana

  4. The crumbs used to top the fruit, are they lumps of the dry base mix?

    1. They are, but don't forget to mix them with a few Tbsp of cream (last in the ingredients).

  5. I just found your account and this lovely recipe. I was searching for something that might work for a crowd and think that half of this recipe looks like it would work for a half sheet pan. Im planning on using blueberries for the fruit but am just wondering if you've maybe already tried this? Thanks for the wonderful recipes!

    1. Hello, Whitty,
      The size sounds right for a large platz. For this recipe, however I prefer using a fruit that that might create a bit of juice, pitted fruit, such as plums or cherries work well. Canned cherry pie filling is great. I have not tried blueberries. My personal go to for those is this recipe -
      You could double it and save extra for the topping, remembering to not quite double the liquid then.