Take the time to bake fresh peach platz always a family favourite. This is another easy bake recipe that has floated around in a cookbook for a couple of decades which has had a few changes to the original, but still is a great dessert or afternoon snack with coffee. It is an excellent way to use fresh fruit for a quick dessert. Other fruit to substitute for the peaches would be sliced apple (add a little cinnamon to the streusel) or Italian (purple, prune) plums and of course there is always rhubarb and raspberry or kiwi platz. All super simple and delicious.
Peach Platz Ingredients
- ½ cup Sugar **
- ⅔ cup Plain yoghurt (or milk)
- 1 ½ cup Spelt flour (or Whole Wheat)
- Two Small eggs
- 3 Tablespoon Butter - melted
- 2 Teaspoon Baking powder
- Pinch Salt
- Four Peaches (approximately) sliced
- Make a soft dough with the above ingredients and spread with a spoon into a lightly oiled cookie tray or dish (Size 8 x 11)
- Cover with sliced fruit
- ¾ cup Spelt flour
- ½ cup sugar **
- ⅓ cup Butter – soft
- Simply spread the streusel mix on top of the fruit and batter
- Bake at 325 F degrees for 25 to 35 minutes until golden brown (extra 10 minutes for smaller pan)
This scrumptious dessert is a favourite to serve up warm or cold, with whipped cream or ice cream. Just like Oma used to make – well almost!
- Bake double the recipe and make two trays - 1 fresh and 1 to freeze!
- The original recipe calls for white flour – substitute spelt or another non processed baking flour. Whole wheat flour does have a taste of its own but this recipe still rated a 9 out of 10 by the critics
- If using smaller tray / pan add at least 10 minutes to cooking time. Test for doneness with a toothpick
- Substitute home canned (drained) fruit if no fresh fruit on hand
- A special treat ...
~ Dr Robert Lustig, Endocrinologist, University of California San Francisco
Update: Summer 2018
- A great fruit to use for this recipe is 2 cups of fresh, chemical-free blueberries
- ** I have substituted Baking Stevia for 50% of the sugars in this recipe
Links & References:
- Processed Food – an Experiment that Failed - JAMA, Dr. Lustig, 2017
- “Treat Sugar Like Tobacco …” by Dr Aseem Malhotra, Cardiologist, 2016
- “Reversing Type 2 Diabetes” by Dr. Sarah Hallberg, 2015, video