German Plum Rolls (Zwetschgenschnecken)
In Germany, cakes made with plum are very popular. This variation can be made as either a whole cake or as individual 'tarts.' I call them 'rolls' due to their appearance. They are very delicious on a Sunday fall afternoon with a hot cup of tea! They're best when still warm and served with whipped cream!
- Serves: 12 persons
- 1cup chopped almonds
- 1⅓ cups cream cheese
- ½cup milk
- ½cup vegetable oil
- 1pinch salt
- ⅝cup white sugar
- 1teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4cups all-purpose flour
- ¼cup baking powder
- ⅞cup plum butter
- 1¾ pounds plums, pitted and diced
- 2tablespoons butter, melted
Step 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10-inch springform pan.
Step 2Place a skillet over medium-high heat. Toast the almonds in the hot skillet until they turn brown; set aside to cool.
Step 3Combine the cream cheese, milk, oil, salt, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl. Mix in the flour and baking powder; knead together until smooth. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface, and roll the dough into a 20-inch square. Spread the plum butter, plums, and toasted almonds over the dough. Roll the dough up tightly like a jelly roll. Cut into 12 even slices. Arrange rolls in prepared pan. Brush butter over top of the rolls.
Step 4Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, 40 to 55 minutes.