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How to Make a European Style Plum Cake

teacher avatar Ilse Fodor, Professional Private Chef

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In this class, I will show you how to make one of my most favorite European desserts, Plum Cake.  This recipe calls for Italian plums... which are only available in early September (on the East Coast of the US)... so it's a seasonal treat.  (If you don't have access to Italian plums, you can use whichever plums you have available to you.)

I will also show you a neat plum-scoring technique that will make your cake look especially uniform and appetizing.

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Ilse Fodor

Professional Private Chef


Hello, I'm Ilse. I spent years as a professional private chef baking and cooking for many different people with many different tastes. My specialty is pastries and desserts. I especially love to make traditional European desserts (sometimes with a twist or two) and I'm very excited to teach many of my techniques, secrets and tricks to make these professional, classic desserts.

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