Kugel-what? Well, I had heard of it, but definitely never had it and never seen it anywhere to try. I kind of skipped over this one in the book for some reason. That just makes me even more grateful to Yolanda of The All-Purpose Girl for choosing the recipe as this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie pick because I really loved it.
It wasn’t like anything I have ever had before, but it was so good. The cake was light the buttery and since I used cinnamon chips as my raisin-substitute-of-choice this time it had an incredible sweet cinnamon flavor. I really loved how this one turned out and, since it took some time and commitment to make this it felt like a labor of love.
I just used my regular bundt pan since I didn’t want to go spend money on a pan for a recipe I didn’t know if I would ever make again. Since Dorie says in her introduction in the book that you can use a bundt pan if you need to I figured it would be okay. Now that I have made it and know how much I liked it, maybe I’ll put a random pan request on my Christmas wish list. Maybe this one if I’m going to be traditional, but I really love this one, that while it isn’t traditional, it sure is pretty!
It was fun to find the recipe already out there in the webiverse, by Dorie, when I did my search to find out more about kugelhopf. I also found this one that would be fun to try – according to them legend says that the Kugelhopf was a gift from the Three Magis coming back from Bethlehem 2000 years ago. Maybe that is why the pan is turban shaped.
Whatever it is, it was fun to make and if you just follow the directions carefully and have some faith that it is going to work out, then it can come out beautifully and be a real treat. We enjoyed it the next day as well and didn’t think it had staled too fast as long as you follow Dorie’s advice and wrap it tightly.
Make sure to check out the new, greatly expanded TWD blogroll with a ton of new members to see how they fared with this week’s recipe.
Today is Veteran’s Day here in the U.S.A. and
I wanted to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU!!
to all of the men and women in the Armed Forces today
and that have served in the past
for all that they do for us and our families.
I also want to thank their families for the sacrifices
they all make so that we can be safe and free.
There really are no words to convey
how grateful I am that we have such
amazing and courageous people that are willing
to protect us and our way of life.
Happy Veteran’s Day