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Baked Plum Kuchen

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 Dash
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Shortening 3 Tablespoon
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Italian blue plums 1 Pound, halved
  Nuts 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Sift flour, measure and resift 3 times with baking powder, salt and sugar.
Work in the shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives until particles are the size of rice grains.
Add the milk all at once, stir quickly only enough to dampen the dry ingredients.
Spread dough in bottom of an 8-inch greased pie pan.
Arrange plums over top.
Sprinkle salt, nuts, and sugar over top, and dot with butter.
Bake in a moderately hot oven (400° F.) for 20 to 25 minutes.
Serve warm.
6 servings.
This is also good made with sour red plums, but more sugar will be required.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
German
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Plum

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