This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is Kugelhopf chosen by lovely Yolanda of The All-Purpose Girl. The recipe can be found on pages 61-63 of “Baking:From My Home to Yours” by Dorie Greenspan. It’s a lovely brioche type dough studded with
raisins er…dried cherries, plums and apricots for me as (you probably know by now) I only like raisins on a limited basis.
The dough is easy to make and produces a lovely, buttery, very slightly sweetened bread. I have a steamed pudding mold that I planned to use to bake it in but couldn’t find. Rick has been working his hind quarters off out in the shop trying to get some woodworking projects for friends completed- so I didn’t feel like bothering him to help me locate the box that pan is stored in the basement. I ended up using a tube pan intended for angel food cakes and it was a bit large so I got a slightly flattened end result. I’ve been so busy lately that I had to take my dough with me to work to raise before baking so that I could bake it off at a reasonable hour. It was kind of funny to have the pan nestled in a drawer at my desk next to my portable radiator, dough rising away for the last 2-1/2 hours of my work day.
Kipling thinks Kugelhopf is a very curious name for something that smells so much of lovely butter!