Tuesday, November 11, 2008

TWD - Kugelhopf


This week’s TWD recipe is chosen by Yolanda, the All Purpose Girl and is kugelhopf. Kugelhopf is a German or Austrian cake style bread. It is usually made in a kugelhopf tin, which is a tall fluted tin with a hole in the middle. I don’t have a kugelhopf or even a bundt tin, so I made mini kugelhopf in mini brioche tins. This was quite fitting as kugelhopf has many similarities to brioche.

The recipe is similar to brioche in that it is a yeasted bread enriched with eggs and butter. However, the texture when cooked is somewhat different (or at least mine was!) being lighter and airier than the denser brioche. Dorie added rum soaked raisins to her kugelhopf. I left those out (of course!) and added chocolate chips. I made the dough on Saturday and gave it a slow rise over night in the fridge. I see that some other TWDers had trouble with their dough rising etc. Mine was ok – I did put it in quite a sunny spot in the kitchen which probably helped.



The kugelhopf was brushed with melted butter upon taking it from the oven and then sprinkled with sugar. They were yummy when warm, but then what yeasted sweet treat isn’t?! I don’t think I would rush to make these again though. I prefer the doughiness of brioche to the lightness of the kugelhopf – or maybe that is just how mine turned out?

See what the other TWDers thought here(there are well over 300 of us now and the doors have closed – no more people are able to join TWD).

20 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

yummy this look like pannettone :) I love it. Prefer chocolate to rum raisins too.

Jess said...

That looks fantastic - I loved the chocolate in mine as well.

Cakelaw said...

The minis are so cute - love this idea.

Judy said...

It looks good. Mine is cooling right now, so I haven't tasted it yet. I don't have the part about the rum in my book, interestingly enough.

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I need to get some mini brioche pans, they're so cute! I was tempted to go with chocolate to, but I stuck with the traditional dried fruit. Yours look delish!

Marthe said...

They look delicious!! Can't wait to try mine, but I have to: won't be able to bake them untill tomorrow evening

Jules Someone said...

Those look adorable! I didn't love this one, either. Lots of work for not a lot of payback.

pinkstripes said...

The mini-kugelhopfs look great! Good job.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

i think they look perfect! mmmm....chocolate bread!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I prefer a traditional brioche myself. This was a bit too dry for my liking.

Di said...

I definitely need some more mini baking pans. I think I like the brioche better, too, but I might have to make this a couple more times to make up my mind. =)

The Food Librarian said...

Looks so yummy and cute! Love the mini and the chocolate chips sound wonderful!

Rachelle said...

Those are adorqble little Kugelhopfs! Glad yours turned out, mine was one that did not.

Engineer Baker said...

I love how cute your little ones look. After trying mine, I think you were right in putting in chocolate chips - it would have added some needed sweetness and flavor.

CB said...

Love your mini version. I agree the brioche dough was more my taste than the kugelhopf. Oh well. Can't like them all right? :)
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

landa said...

Oh your minis are too cute!

Jin Hooi said...

I love the idea of adding chocolate in the kugelhopft. Yours look so yummy and cute !!

Peggy said...

I would have loved chocolate in mine I think. This was a lot of time to make, but pretty good I thought. Yours are adorable in the mini pans!

chocolatechic said...

How cute.

ostwestwind said...

I was disappointed by the recipe ...

But yours look great, though. Did you know that the Austrian Emperor enjoyed the real stuff every day?

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein