Peter Richardson prichard at LINFIELD.EDU
Tue Jun 6 15:57:30 UTC 2000

Well, it seems that that fancy recipe has omitted the central ingredient
of "Pfaunkuchen," which is a peacock. ... unless, Barry, you intended for
that first U to be an N instead.

But the combination of prunes and a peacock sounds irresistible, doesn't
it? Reminds one of that old Pennsylvania Dutch recipe for cumquats and

Peter R.

On Tue, 6 Jun 2000 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

> "I am a Berliner Pfaunkuchen."
> --John F. Kennedy
>    From OUR FRIENDS' RECIPES (Sioux City, Iowa, 1918), pg. 112:
>    The day before needed cook until soft one pound prunes with several slices of lemon and sugar to sweeten.  Roll enough coffee cake dough on well-floured board to cover and cut into squares about two inches long.  Put in center of each one teaspoon chopped prunes which have been slightly warmed.  Now pinch the corners well together, round, turn upside down and put on well-floured board in warm place until light.  Drop in hot fat until brown and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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