Monday, August 20, 2012

Peach Cake, German Style

Peach Cake
I have been craving a peach cake, so, the other day I bought some peaches. Then I set to work looking for a very German-style peach cake, like the ones I used to see at the cafés and bakeries in Germany and Austria.  I remembered the Rhubarb Cake cake recipe that I found at My Kitchen in the Rockies and decided to return and see if Kirsten had, perhaps, a different recipe for peach cake.  I found one immediately and after perusing the recipe, I knew I had to make that cake.  It reminded me very much of the Sauerkirsch Kuchen that I used to have at the Café Schlossgarten in Stuttgart, Germany.  And the recipe is rather unique in its process, at least unique to me.

First, I needed to make a sweet dough which I believe, in German, is Mürbeteig, a sweet shortcrust dough.  This is then patted into the bottom of a springform pan.  Then I added the skinned, quartered peaches. Next it is topped with a cream, egg, sugar, and ground almond mix.  I have no idea what this mixture would be called.  The recipe calls for a stiff cream to which sugar, a whole egg, and ground almonds are added.  This is then topped onto the peaches.  Finally, it's finished with some sliced almonds and sprinkled sugar.  The recipe from Kirsten is here: German Almond Peach Cake.  She adapted her recipe from a German blog, BaBaFo, which has the same whipped cream topping.

The cake is delicious!  I could eat it several times a day.  Indeed, I've already eaten much of it and will be buying peaches again this afternoon.  German and Austrian cakes and pastries certainly add a little gemütlichkeit to life!  So I encourage you to visit My Kitchen in the Rockies and put a smile on your face with some good, German recipes, especially those cakes.


Kirsten@My Kitchen in the Rockies said...

Dear Linda,
I am so happy you liked the cake! One of my favorite, too. And, yes, if unsupervised, I would probably eat it all by myself.
Thanks for your nice comment on my blog.
Happy Baking and liebe Gruesse von Colorado

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