German Plum Rolls (Zwetschgenschnecken) Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
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Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2010
We like to try German recipes and enjoyed this one. A few thoughts about it: 1) I figured that the typo for 1/4 cup baking powder probably meant 1/4 tsp. 2) Next time I would beat the cream cheese with the sugar and cinnamon before adding the oil and milk to get a smoother mixture. 3) I was trying to be authentic to this German recipe and searched for plum butter, but could not find it. I used a 9 oz jar of organic plum fruit spread from Italy--next time I would use a more economical choice like a common jam or even apple jelly. The plum spread kind of disappeared among all the diced plums anyway. 4) Since I don't have much experience cooking with plums, I peel them as I would if cooking with pears or apples...I'm not sure if this is necessary. 5) Usually I don't add extra sweetness or a glaze to recipes, but I felt that a glaze made these rustic rolls much more attractive and added a tiny bit of sweetness just on the outside. 6) This needed to bake much longer...about 75 minutes total. 7) The dough was not very tender even though I did not overwork it. I would not add the full 4 cups of flour right away next time. Another reviewer thought adding an egg would help make the dough stickier and that may also help tenderize and rise the dough.
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Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2010
Delicious! Didn't have plum butter, so used peach butter (any complementary jam will do). 1/2'ed the recipe and only used 1/4 t baking soda. Baked them in a round cake pan. They are perfect with tea- not too sweet.
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Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2008
Very nice - this turned out quite delicious. I think the recipe has mistake, though, since 1/4 cup of baking powder is a LOT!! I used only 1 tsp. I also accidentally used too little of the cream cheese and the dough felt like it needed more stickiness - either more cream cheese or an egg. Also, didn't have the plum butter so I used home made pear-sauce (like apple sauce). It was a lot of work - rolling it up is not easy and in the future, I would use baking paper underneath to help support it. All and all, though, lot of fun and a good recipe. Thanks!
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Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2007
It's really delicious!
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