today was a special day spent with my sweet Mutti (she lives an hour away) … we baked … which is something we have not done together for a very long time …
it’s Italian Plum season
these do not seem to be available year round like so many other produce items
no picture of the baked sheet cake … I got excited … I don’t always get a piece warm from the oven … the plum juices turned the dough a pretty pinkish purple
a tried and true recipe
from Dr Oetker’s German Kochbuch (cookbook)
we used a measuring “cup” a lot like the one above … my Mom’s has a great patina from so much use … she is a very good cook and a terrific baker and was up at the crack of dawn this morning before I arrived …she was busy making her delicious apple strudel, always a favorite of mine (no picture of that either) yummy yum!
so it was strudel for breakfast, Zwetschgen-Kuchen (thank you for the proper spelling Sandy) for lunch = oh my!!! we really slapped it on our hips (as my friend Catherine likes to say) and enjoyed each and every bite!
also came home with some fresh picked figs from the trees in her garden … I Love it when she tells me about when I was a little girl … how we would make up the beds together (me learning the ropes) listening to songs like this … just right for flitting around and getting the chores done … I was an only child for the first nine years of my life
sweet sweet visit… full tummy … warm heart … precious memories … priceless! OXO
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