Thursday, August 28, 2008

cake anyone?? plum cake...Pflaumenkuchen mit Streusel

It is plum season again.. and here is my favourite cake

Plum cake with Streusel (recipe below the pictures)

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Zwetschgen-Streuselkuchen (VIVA 9/2006)


It is easy to make and the taste is wonderful .. just try my recipe.

Ingredients for Streusel
300 g flower
100 g sugar
150 g no salt butter or margarine
1 egg
1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp cinnamon
500 g prunes (Italian)
2 tbsp powered sugar

Combine all ingredients for streusel in food processor. Pulse just until chunky, keep chilled .
Turn 1/2 of the streusel into a greased 26 cm round cake pan .
Arrange pitted, halved plums over top and sprinkle the rest of the streusel over the fruit.

Bake 375 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.
Decorate with powered sugar.. Enjoy..

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

slimes, molds, polypores - in the garden..

Growing on old dead wood under the old apple tree..
How exciting to watch the growth of various fungi in the garden.

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Monday, August 25, 2008


Cannas are easily grown tender perennials with architectural foliage and brash flowers.Hummingbirds love canna flowers.

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