German Plum Cake

    1 hour 30 mins

    Plums seasoned with cinnamon and baked into a sweet bread that goes great any time of the day!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 3 tablespoons dried active baking yeast
    • 125ml milk, warmed
    • pinch of salt
    • 450g plain flour
    • 2 eggs
    • 75g butter
    • pinch of salt
    • 75g caster sugar
    • 6 fresh ripe plums
    • 75g icing sugar
    • pinch of cinnamon

    Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Dissolve yeast in warm milk and add 1 teaspoon sugar to get it started. Leave for 10 - 20 minutes, or until frothy.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
    3. Place all the other ingredients, except the plums, in a large bowl.
    4. Stir in yeast mixture and knead into a dough ball. Let it rise until doubled.
    5. In the meantime take the stones out of the plums, cut them in half and then make a small cut in the lower half of the halved plum.
    6. Knead the dough again and place in 23cm (9 in) baking tin. Arrange the plums so they are peeking out a little from the dough.
    7. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, checking after 30 minutes to see if it is ready.
    8. Mix icing sugar with a pinch of cinnamon. Sprinkle it over the still hot plum cake right after it comes out of the oven. Serve slightly warm.

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