Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9X13 pan.
In the food processor [or large bowl] put . . .
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup butter
Combine until crumbly [or cut the butter into the above ingredients with a pastry blender]
Add in 1/2 cup milk
1 fresh egg
1 tsp. vanilla [or almond extract]
Spread into the prepared pan
Top with diced fresh or frozen rhubarb
Make the topping . . .
1 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of butter, melted
1 1/2 cup of sugar
Combine the flour, sugar and butter to make crumbs and sprinkle over the fruit.
Bake until golden brown . . . about 30 minutes.
What does "platz" mean? In German, it means "place", the place you put your fruit. In my family, it means Grandma's
dessert! (Fight with the cousins for Seconds and Thirds. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream if you have such.)