Saturday, July 10, 2010

What is a Kuchen?

I love baking with fruits that are in season and I picked up some juicy plums the other day. I found this recipe for Plum Kuchen and looked up what a Kuchen was since I'd never heard of it. According to Wikipedia, Kuchen is the German word for cake and it can be anything from a Pie with Filling to a Coffee Cake. See, you do learn something new everyday! I adapted the Plum "Cake" recipe to make muffins and they turned out perfect...sweet and juicy, just like what a summertime muffin should be!

Ingredients: (6 muffins)

2 eggs
1/3 c milk
3 Tbsp butter, melted
1 c all-purpose flour
1/2 c sugar, divided
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon, divided
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
2 medium plums, diced (about 1 c)


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line or spray 6 muffin cups.

2. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and butter. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; add to the egg mixture and stir just until combined. Stir in the plums.

3. Pour into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of muffins comes out clean.

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