Thursday, May 15, 2014

More than a Basic Platz Mix


This is a follow up on the recently posted a Basic Platz mix to share ideas on how to mix a few more quick snacks. Click here for the recipe of the mix. Although buttermilk is a preferred liquid to use in these recipes, you can also use milk OR a combination of milk and yogurt or milk and sour cream.

Cherry Platz
  • 3 cups basic Platz mix
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 can cherry pie filling
  • 1 cup mix and 2 - 3 Tbsp cream for crumb topping 
  1. Using a fork, whisk egg, blending in the buttermilk. Continue to use fork to stir the wet into 3 cups dry mix. Keep stirring until blended.
  2. Spread into 9 x 9 inch greased pan (for a lower cake you can use 9 x 13 pan)
  3. Spread with cherry pie filling
  4. Make crumbs, using your hand to mix and crumble on top.
  5. Bake at 350 F for 35 - 40 min. (to make a large cookie sheet size Platz, double the recipe)

Coffee Cake
  • 2 cups basic Platz mix
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup mix, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 Tbsp milk for crumb topping
  1. Using a fork, whisk egg, blending in the buttermilk. Continue to use fork to stir the wet into 2 cups dry mix. Keep stirring until blended.
  2. Spread into greased 8 or 9 inch round pan.
  3. Top with cinnamon crumbs.
  4. Bake at 375 F for 30 - 35 minutes. Serve plain or with whipped cream.
Muffins
  • 3 cups basic Platz mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups berries or 1/2 can cherry pie filling
  • coarse sugar, optional
  1. Using a fork, whisk egg, blending in the buttermilk and vanilla. Continue to use fork to stir the wet into dry mix. Keep stirring until blended.
  2. If using fruit, such as blueberries or cranberries, gently fold in the fruit and scoop into 12 lined muffin tins. (10 if you want them large) Sprinkle with coarse sugar - optional.
  3. If using pie filling, fill 12 lined muffin tins half way, add a tablespoon of filling and top with another tablespoon or so of batter. ( 10 if you want them large) Sprinkle with coarse sugar - optional.
  4. Bake at 375 F for 20 - 25 minutes.

4 comments:

  1. Looks SO YUMMY! Reminds me of my childhood! I'm baking tomorrow! :)

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  2. The basic platz recipe calls for butter being grated into the dry mixture but the measurement is not included in the recipe.

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    1. The butter gets incorporated into the basic Platz mix (dry ingredients) and no butter gets added when you add the liquids. I hope that makes sense.

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