Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Kugelhopf

I'll admit I wasn't particularly excited about this week's selection. It sounded good but it's one of those recipes that has yeast in it and involves you having to wait on it to rise. I'm very impatient and waiting on baked goods is not my favorite thing to do. But I pushed through though and made the dough on Sunday, refrigerated it overnight and baked it yesterday. The kugelhopf is something you'd buy at a patisserie, it's a very nice combination of bread and cake, more bread than cake. Dorie's recipe calls for the addition of raisins, I used dried cherries and pistachios. I also used a little more butter to soak the cake in after it came out of the oven. It smelled amazing when it came out. Also traditional kugelhopf is made in a turban shaped mold. I didn't have one of those but I did have this rose shaped bundt pan that resembles a turban (maybe) so I used it instead. The kugelhopf is not the most attractive thing I've made (see the summer fruit galette) but it was good. I'm looking forward to sneaking a piece for breakfast, it is bread...Thanks to Yolanda of The All-Purpose Girl for this week's selection.

10 comments:

Jess said...

Love it in the rose pan! Nice job.

The Food Librarian said...

Love the rose pan - it could The pan for your blog! :) Yum - dried cherries and pistachios!

TeaLady said...

That is a pretty pan. Kugelrose. Nice. Sounds really good with your additions.

pinkstripes said...

I like the rose pan. Your kugelhopf looks pretty.

Kimberly Johnson said...

I think it turned out great in the rose pan! Very cool!

stacey meredith said...

oh yum yum yum! I saw a pan kind of like that at Costco last year and wanted to buy it so badly! I have GOT to join this baking group.

Tried to find the book at Davis Kidd but it was $40 - figured I better get it on Amazon.

Hey - as I'm typing I just saw a trailer for Twilight...

Jayne said...

Very pretty! I really like the rose pan. And your use of pistachios and dried cherries. Good job!

Jules Someone said...

That's just lovely! Very nice work.

gwensmom said...

I got a piece of Kugelhopf and it was soooooooo delicious! this girl can bake.

Barbara said...

Looks great! Now I really want that Rose Bundt pan -- so pretty!