(For the recipe, please visit Yolanda’s The All-Purpose Girl)
I was prepared to write about how much I disliked Kugelhopf and all yeasted cakes, for that matter, but then I changed my mind.
I loved the Kugelhopf fresh out of the oven.
I couldn’t wait until it cooled to room temperature. I dug in as soon as I brushed it with the melted butter and sprinkled it with sugar. (That was the best part.)
At room temperature, the cake was not so great. BUT…for breakfast this morning, I decided to try it with a little marmalade. Magical.
While we are on the subject of marmalade…this Orange and Elderflower Marmalade from Bjornekulla is THE best. We love us some good marmalade; my husband being the connoisseur. You can get it at IKEA in the food market. (Or in Sweden…)
If it’s your thing, then you should try Dorie’s recipe for Kugelhopf.
*I don’t own a traditional kugelhopf pan, so I used my bundt pan. I’m guessing it’s a pretty suitable substitute, although I wouldn’t mind owning another baking pan. :)
*Next time (if there is a next time) I would double the recipe and freeze part of the dough for another time. My Bosch had a hard time with such a small amount of dough. I used the Bosch because I was positive my KitchenAid would be much too big for the small amount of dough. (I was right.)
*We soaked our raisins in a bit of rum. We liked it. You might, too.
*The dough never raised up quite like Dorie said it would in the recipe.
*Next time I will try the rapid-rise instant yeast and see how that goes.
The perfect breakfast–
p.s. That’s some of the best local apple cider around in that tea cup. (From Allred Orchards.)
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Your Kugelhopf looks fantastic!
I’ll have to get some of that marmalade next time I go to Ikea. We really liked the kugelhopf too. I actually did use my KA with great success, but I pretty much had to crank it up all the way.
I’m putting that marmalade on my IKEA list. I loved the kugelhopf warm from the oven – I think mine barely survived cooling to room temperature before we ate (or gave away) the whole thing.
glad you gave it a shot and enjoyed it! it looks delicious :)
Your kugelhopf looks delicious, especially with the marmalade. I was thinking the same thing about doubling the recipe next time and freezing half. And I used a teaspoon of instant yeast for mine and it worked quite well.
It looks delish! I took mine to work, so I didn’t have any marmalade on hand, but I did slather some butter on for a late afternoon snack, yummy!
Yeah, Allred Orchard’s cider is probably the best stuff on the planet.
That’s a beautiful breakfast. Well done.
I used rapid rise and it worked better. I loved it with some jam too.
Your kugelhopf looks gorgeous. Perfectly golden. YUM!
yum-yum! i though about soaking the cherries i used in rum, but i haven’t re-accumulated a little booze stash yet. i bet it was great! love the jams and marmalades from IKEA, too!
I love the look of your kegelhopf. I used cinnamon chips in my bread/cake and liked it.
Oh yes, that is the best marmalade ever!
Wendy from Flippin’ Sweet
Loved mine toasted with Apricot jam. Yummy
Yours is a beauty. Yippee you liked it.
Your Kugelhopf looks wonderful Lindsey! I am hoping to get to this, this weekend!