Actually I wanted to make something different today… but – lucky me – my little experiment turned out pretty awesome! :))
This dish should have been a peach cobbler to be honest ;) As some of you might realize, the season for peaches is over here already. D’oh! Should have known that too when I decided to make the peach cobbler recipe from the new app “Simply Yummy” (which you can by the way download here: www.sweetpaul.de/App*). Well – with or without peaches – I was asked to test the new recipe app from Sweet Paul Magazine – one of my favorite food magazines I have to admit ;P (More about Sweet Paul later…)
Well then – let’s test the app!
First of all – it looks really nice. Simple and clean, easy to navigate – that is the opinion of the Graphic/User Interface Designer in me (if you want to hire me, send me a message!) ;P The pictures are really nice, you have some basic categories you can choose from, with some recipes each – all in all not too many, but I am sure the collection will grow over time – but for a start it should be enough. The recipes are described well (in German – actually don’t know if there is an English version?) and for some you even have videos that explain exactly what you have to do – that is actually pretty nice! (that was the opinion of the baker in me) ;))
Back to the peach cobbler that turned into a japanese persimmon cobbler… you can find the recipe for the peach cobbler in the app – the japanese persimmon version only here :P
When I was in the supermarket looking for peaches and realizing there are no peaches anymore, I saw the japanese persimmons aka. sharon fruits aka. kakis. I normally use them for a fruit salad, so I thought… why not try to use them for the cobbler? Said and done ;)
Have to say it worked really well! You can use the kaki (let’s switch to that name cause it is much shorter) like it is, no need to peel, just the green dry leaves have to come off. That’s it. You can use it the same way as a peach – I just baked them a bit longer, because the kakis I used where quite fresh and hard… if you use fruits that are more ripe, they are much softer and you can reduce the baking time at the beginning by 2-3 minutes – that should be enough. I also adapted the amounts a bit because the original recipe from the app was made for 6 persons, but we were only 4. So basically it is a completely new recipe, but based on the one from the app ;)
Back to Sweet Paul Magazine! As a little bonus I can give you one (1) subscription for the magazine – for free! (Don’t worry, they will not try to sell you a washing machine as well, the subsciption ends automatically) So what do you have to do, to get the magazine? Pretty easy – comment on this blog post (at the end) which recipe you like most from the app – or your favorite recipe in general if you don’t have the app – you got time from today until Saturday Oct 24th 23:59. That’s it. The lucky one will be randomly chosen and contacted by me. If I can’t reach that person I will randomly choose another person after two days. You can comment only once on either the English or German version of this post. Oh and you have to live in Germany and be at least 18 years old to participate (sorry for that rule). Good luck! :)
INGREDIENTS / ZUTATEN
3 japanese persimmons (Kaki)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 organic lemon, juice and zest
1/4 cup (50g) sugar
4 tbsp. water
1/2 cup (115g) butter
1/4 cup (50g) brown sugar
1 cup (130g) all-purpose flour
pinch of salt
1 oz. (30g) chopped almonds
2-3 tbsp. water
3 Sharonfrucht (Kaki)
1 TL Vanille Extrakt
1 Bio-Orange, Schale und Saft
4 EL Wasser
50g brauner Zucker
130g Mehl (Type 405)
30g gehackte Mandeln
2-3 EL Wasser
DIRECTIONS / ZUBEREITUNG
2. While the fruits are baking prepare the streusel. Melt the butter and set aside to cool down a bit. Add the flour, brown sugar and salt to a bowl and mix. Add the melted butter and mix until streusel form (add some more flour if needed). Mix in the chopped almonds.
3. Take the baking dish out of the oven and add 2-3 tablespoons of water to the kakis – mix gently. Distribute the streusel evenly over the fruits and put it back into the oven. Bake for another 20-25 minutes – the streusel should have a nice golden color. Take out of the oven and let cool down a bit. Serve with vanille sauce or ice cream (optional).
2. Während die Früchte backen die Streusel vorbereiten. Die Butter schmelzen (Mikrowelle) und etwas abkühlen lassen. Mehl, brauner Zucker und Salz in einer Schüssel vermischen. Die geschmolzene Butter zugeben und mit einer Gabel alles zu Streuseln verarbeiten (extra Mehl zugeben, falls notwendig). Die gehackten Mandeln untermischen.
3. Die Auflaufform aus dem Ofen nehmen und 2-3 EL Wasser zugeben und vorsichtig vermischen. Die Streusel gleichmäßig auf den Früchten verteilen und alles zurück in den Ofen schieben. Für weitere 20-25 Minuten backen. Die Streusel sollten eine schöne goldgelbe Farbe bekommen. Herausnehmen und etwas abkühlen lassen. Mit Vanille Soße oder Eis servieren (optional).
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Here is a version of the recipe you can print easily.
- 3 japanese persimmons (Kaki)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 organic lemon, juice and zest
- 1/4 cup (50g) sugar
- 4 tbsp. water
- 1/2 cup (115g) butter
- 1/4 cup (50g) brown sugar
- 1 cup (130g) all-purpose flour
- pinch of salt
- 1 oz. (30g) chopped almonds
- 2-3 tbsp. water
- Preheat the oven to 375˚F (190°C). Wash the kaki and remove the green parts - quarter and cut into thin slices and place in a baking dish. In a cup mix the vanilla extract, orange zest, juice, sugar and water. Pour over the sliced kaki and mix well. Bake for about 12-15 minutes.
- While the fruits are baking prepare the streusel. Melt the butter and set aside to cool down a bit. Add the flour, brown sugar and salt to a bowl and mix. Add the melted butter and mix until streusel form (add some more flour if needed). Mix in the chopped almonds.
- Take the baking dish out of the oven and add 2-3 tablespoons of water to the kakis - mix gently. Distribute the streusel evenly over the fruits and put it back into the oven. Bake for another 20-25 minutes - the streusel should have a nice golden color. Take out of the oven and let cool down a bit. Serve with vanille sauce or ice cream (optional).
- Enjoy baking!
*I partnered with Falkemedia and “Simply Yummy” for this post, that’s why I have to declare this post as Advertising here in Germany. All I wrote in this article is still based on my own opinion and has not been affected by anybody :)