(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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