Welcome home! We're back with new recipe ideas, exciting menus and much more with the advent of autumn and the Holidays, my favorite time of year. Bitte, join us at the Little Cook's table and sit for a while to enjoy down-home cooking and baking with a cosmopolitan edge. When Mennonite prairie girl meets Vegas, anything is possible! Take up your skillets and spatulas and get ready to experiment!
Monday, December 5, 2011
Here's another Winnipeg favorite, although I never have figured out why it's called "kuchen" (cookies) and not a torte! This is a traditional German and Mennonite dish usually made from fresh peaches, although you may use canned in a pinch. I have made it using any variety of fruit from apples to peaches to red plums or pears. All are delicious and all make everyday summer desserts or treats for the holiday season. Good with heavy cream, whipping cream or vanilla ice cream.
Peach Kuchen (a variation of Apfel or Apple Kuchen)
Photo from tasteofhome.com
1/2 cup margarine
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (29 ounce) can sliced peaches, drained or (preferably) fresh peaches
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch springform pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
2.In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture.
3. Spread dough with hands over the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of prepared springform pan. Arrange peach slices in a spoke pattern over the dough. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown.