Purple Plum Torte…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Real Plum quotemy mother was a great cook and a wonderful baker and this time of year when plums are readily available I pine for her wonderful Zwetschgen-kuchen …

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz making a plum torte

so when I came upon this really easy plum torte recipe I just had to give it a whirl…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Purple Plum Torte making

the hardest part was waiting overnight to cut into the cake as recommended in the recipe …

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Yummy Plum Torte

we will definitely be enjoying this again and will look forward to making it during plum season…

Magpie's Nest Potomac Vegetable Farms as we like eating what is available and locally grown as much as possible…

Magpie's Nest Plum Torte

what a delicious treat that was well worth waiting for…

Magpie's Nest Coffee Plum Pits

it tasted really yummy with a nice cup of coffee sitting out in the morning sun on our back porch…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Purple Plum Torte Yum

wishing you a Happy T Day… 

US Food Administration 1917

along with everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover

35 responses to “Purple Plum Torte…

  1. That looks so delicious. I’ve had to bookmark the recipe!

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  2. I love the look of your Zwetschgenkuchen, yummy, lecker, and yummy again. Glad you are able to sit out on the porch and enjoy yourselves still. Have a great week, and happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  3. This sounds like something Dennis would just love—he is much more of a plum person than me, but this sounds so good it just might make me a convert! It also sounds easy to make which is a bonus in my book. Happy T Day, Patty!

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  4. Wow.. your Zwetschgenkuchen looks more than yummie!
    I have to make Zwetschgenknödel every week just now for my hubby!
    He is a Sweetie and likes to eat Pfannkuchen, Kaiserschmarrn, Germknödel and Zwetschkenknödel as much as possible.
    Enjoy your fine weather to eat plain air- I just sat on my porch enjoying the last sun .. it’s rather cold this days – so every warm sunshine must be exploited!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy T-Day Patty!
    oxo
    Susi

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  5. Mmmmmm…looks delicious Patty! xxx

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  6. Now this is a recipe that I am definitely going to try. Our plum tree does have plumes every year … it blooms so early that it often gets frost kill 😦 but when it does we are blessed with an abundance of plums and I’m always looking for ways to use them… You can only use so much jelly and jam. 🙂 Thanks for sharing ♥♥♥♥♥

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  7. Dear Patty you are a wonderful artist ,with your photoes, as well as your collaging and as I see here, ….baking too!! I love every photo here, with your gorgeous looking plums, and how you prepared your cake, which is looking so beautiful, after baking. We have no plum tree, in the garden, only apples , also very good for tortes , but surely not the same !!
    Lovely poster from 1917, and alreadu back then they knew what was best !!!!
    So many hugs and kisses ,
    Dorthe

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  8. I’ve never had a plum torte, but it looks good. I love the shape of that coffee cup and the idea of holding it and sitting in the sun overlooking that peaceful scene 🙂 Happy T Tuesday!

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  9. such a beautiful representation of all things good patty! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. It looks like one I’ll be trying soon while the plums are still in season:) Happy T day-and I hope you’re enjoying a really splendid weather week as we are here.

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  10. Oh, that does look delicious!
    Happy T-Day! 🙂

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  11. that looks delicious..there is something very rewarding about using produce that grows near us..I got the same feeling making my blackberry jam and tomato bread rolls from tomatoes a neighbour gave me

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  12. Oh,oh dear Patty your photos make me hungry for cake. On the first I can see a German salt glazed bowl,is it from your mother? I love your blue apron with the nice motifs. Your cake looks yummy to me. A few weeks ago I baked a plum cake but with yeast dough. But it only tastes good if it is fresh. Your kind of cake can be eaten a week long.
    Dearest Greetings
    Sabine xox

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  13. I really love everything of your posts… The photos are so vivid and the recipe is surely yummy, yummy! Thanks for sharing, Patty!

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  14. What a pretty cake. I have never had cooked plums in anything before.

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  15. It looks delicious and I will definitely try the recipe.Thanks for sharing Patty.
    xoxo

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  16. Well your plum torte looks absolutely amazing!!! My grandma was the baker but my mom is a great cook in her own right… spaghetti sauce, chilli yum! Happy Tday!! Hugs! deb

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  17. Oh YUMMY!!! This sounds divine!!! I love plums.
    Happy T-day

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  18. oh, that sounds delicious…and love the 1917 Food for thought…we could all take heed! now I must go check out that recipe….happy T day!

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  19. sparkledaysstudio

    Super delish. Plums are always so good and this is perfect with tea or coffee. xox

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  20. This is absolutely gorgeous, Patty. Every single photo — the flavors just jump off the page!

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  21. I enjoyed your showing us how you made the torte. It looks magnificent. I bet it tasted good, but I suspect it’s all gone now. I think my grandmother used to cook plums, and I think she made jam from them, but I’ve never made cooked plums. I do love plums, though, and the torte looks wonderful.

    Enjoyed the coffee on the back porch, too. I can just see the two of you out there sipping and munching.

    The 1917 FDA information is something everyone should know. We’ve certainly gotten away from that, especially when it comes to meat and wheat (GOODNESS, Kansas would go out of business without those two products). It’s too bad Kansas can’t grow fresh veggies, but it IS the wheat state, isn’t it? The idea of using what is left and not wasting ANYTHING really resonates with me, the Queen of Free.

    Thanks for sharing your coffee, your torte, your lovely photos, and your fun recipe with us for T this Tuesday. BTW, it was still 80 F at 9 pm tonight. When will we get cooler temps? Glad you have cooled a bit.

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  22. This cake sounds not only delicious, but beautiful to look at too. I especially love the image of the stones left so prettily on the plate! What a lovely dress too – the perfect background for those richly coloured plums. We have pears, greengages, apples and blackberries that grow in our garden and I love to cook with them. That they are only available for a short time makes them all the more special. xx

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  23. This is a wonderful post, dear Patty, so beautiful pictures!
    Oh yes, plum cake I love so much too- as well memories of my mother come immediately … Every year there was 1x hot Zwetschgen-Datschi with yeast dough and cream for lunch!
    So funny, that you even photographed the core decorated in a star.
    Liebe Grüße von Ulrike

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  24. Hi Patty indeed you are an artist with your photos as well, beautiful! The cake looks heavenly. I’ve also scrolled to see your gorgeous artwork that I’ve missed. Just catching up, Hugs, xx

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  25. When I read your blogs and see what you do, I feel like such a slug. I am a slug! Your posts are so well done Patty and this treat does look so yummy. First of all, I am too lazy at the moment to bake like this and secondly, even if I did I definitely do not need the calories.
    Here in sunny Florida it has not been so sunny – a lot of clouds and rain so no sitting out on the porch for me.
    You really know how to set a stage and bring back olden days in the kitchen. I love your posts and your journal pages oh talented one!!
    Sandy xx

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  26. oh, just today i baked a zwetschgendatschi (the bavarian term for a full baking tray of a yeast dough zwetschgenkuchen)! and i totally failed rule 5!! not sure what my belly will tell me in a few hours.
    delicious post, patty!

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  27. Lovely photos Patty and the torte looks delicious!

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  28. mmmmm – now I’m hungry!! That looks so good.

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  29. Looks delicious. I’ve never made of had a plum torte but I think this has inspired me to try one.

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  30. Oh my, I think I gained 5 pounds just reading your blog. I’ve never had a plum torte but it sure sounds and looks tasty. Love the plum pit mandala. And isn’t amazing how something written almost 100 years ago is still so pertinent to today.

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  31. Oh my dear Patty!! You have me drooling all over my keyboard!! slurp slurp!! These are the plums that our neighbors used to grow in their yard when I was growing up!! I have not seen them since until now and a sweet flood of memories just popped into my head! Thank you!! Such a wonderful tasty sweet post-! Thank you- I think I s\hall bake something today! hugs and love Jackie

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  32. Patty, everything you do has such an elegance and gentleness about it. You are special…..

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  33. Looks soooooooo yummy!!!! And I love the sink shot!!!!

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  34. This is just a gloriously picture perfect post with your photo mosaics which make your world look magical. Love the idea of sitting on your back porch in the sun eating this cake with coffee, and what a very pretty blue pottery mug.
    If I can find these little plums, I’ll be making this cake soon, thanks!

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