Kugelhopf (Tuesdays with Dorie)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Kugelhopf with Dried Blueberries

For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie, Yolanda of The All-Purpose Girl selected Kugelhopf. You can find the recipe on Yolanda's site or on pages 61-63 of Dorie's book: Baking: From My Home to Yours.

Light and airy with a touch of melted butter & sugar on top

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The brioche-like batter went through the motions...and there was lots of motions. I can't imagine making this without the KitchenAid mixer (and I know there are some TWD bakers who did! My arms are off to you!) When you have to let the dough mix for 10 minutes, my machine was shaking more than the wall clock in a honeymoon suite.

I began Sunday afternoon and felt like I was slapping dough for hours on end. In order to bring this into work, I set the alarm for 2:30 am so I could pop it into the pan and let it go through the final rise. As I was padding through the dark house, I came to really appreciate bakers and the time they spend making bread! Went back to bed and woke up to a nicely risen dough! A quick pop in the oven and voila! Kugelhopf!

I didn't have a Kugelhopf pan (just can't add more hardware to the shelves) so I used my pretty Bundt pan. It presents a mean lemon cake (here) and pound cake (here).

I followed Dorie's recipe but subbed dried blueberries for the raisins. Recently, the nice folks at Oh Nuts! offered me some dried fruits and nuts, and they sent me some delicious dried blueberries, pine & mac nuts. They are really glorious. I have lots of plans for these ingredients and will write more about them soon! Be sure to check out Oh Nuts! - they have several storefronts in New York but offer everything yummy through mail order.

Check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers and the different ingredients they put into their bread! Next week, rice pudding! Oh yes!
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Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

oh this looks so so yummy and nice. :) great job :)

Audrey said... [Reply to comment]

It's gorgeous - and looks like it has the perfect crumb! I liked this - in spite of the challenges in making it. I watched that ATK episode where they made the lemon cake; good to know it was as good as it looked on TV. (With all my bundt pans, I need more bundt cake recipes!) And that apple and pear buckle...ooh. I'm making THAT asap.

Flourchild said... [Reply to comment]

Yum blueberries..great idea. I used cinnamon chips in my bread. I love your pan and your bread looks wonderful!

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! Yours looks perfect! The dried blueberries sound like a nice addition. My mixer was hopping around like crazy too so I just stopped it before any damage would occur.

Lauren said... [Reply to comment]

Yours looks beautiful! It got a great crust on it. Your photos are beautiful also. Mine just didn't do it like it should have. great job.

the Spaz said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful! I hope mine turns out half as nice as yours. And blueberries sound like a tasty addition. :)

Peggy said... [Reply to comment]

Oh blueberries sound delicious. I was thinking I might use dried fruit and nuts next time. Wish I had a slice of yours this morning with my coffee!

Isabelle Lambert said... [Reply to comment]

vraiment superbe :) et tes photos sont super belles !

Birdie said... [Reply to comment]

My grandmother used to make us a cake very similar to this one. We have never been able to duplicate it but I might give this one a try

CB said... [Reply to comment]

Did you say 230AM?? I think *I am* a morning person but dang thats too darn early for me. Hats off to you girl. Your kugelhopf looks perfect. Love the blueberries. Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Mari said... [Reply to comment]

Your kugelhopf looks grand! Dried blueberries sound like the right choice! I'm definitely going to up the fruits, the next time I make these!

Jayne said... [Reply to comment]

What a gorgeous kugelhopf! And I love the use of dried blueberries. My kids would love that...Great job!

chocolatechic said... [Reply to comment]


Dried blueberries. That sounds great.

Yours looks so good too.

Anne said... [Reply to comment]

That looks beautiful- I love the shape of the pan! Great job!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Sooo yummy! Good job on this!!!

MacDuff said... [Reply to comment]

HA. I laughed out loud at the KitchenAid Honeymoon Action comment. Mine was gettin' frisky too!

Di said... [Reply to comment]

I agree, this is one of those recipes that makes me glad I have a stand mixer! Your kugelhopf looks delicious--cool pan, too. I've gotten up early to bake for work, but never at 2:30! =)

April said... [Reply to comment]

I bow down before you great pictures and your fantastic looking kugelhopf. Yum!

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

I love that you were up at 2:30 in the morning to take care of your bread. True TWD dedication! I think this was a really cool recipe. I might try blueberries next time. Great pan too....

PheMom said... [Reply to comment]

Ahhh, dried blueberries - another great raisin sub. I love how yours turned out with all those little ridges - I bet they were great for catching the butter and sugar!

betty geek said... [Reply to comment]

You are a committed lady. It looks pretty darn good. I see myself more as a cupcake baker than a bread maker, but you embody both with this beauty! Excellent work! Whoo hoo!

Laura said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful job - your kugelhopf looks delicious! I like the idea of dried blueberries in this (maybe with some grated lemon peel?). I'm super impressed that you work up in the middle of the night to get it rising - talk about dedication!

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

I need to get a bundt pan like that, cuz you could've fooled me sista :) Awesome job!!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful kugelhopf - nice job! It's been a while since I willingly woke up at 2:30 a.m., so my hat is off to you...

Welcome to our crazy blessed life said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful!! You always have such amazing photos!

Dried blueberries sound really good in this!

Haha "shaking harder that a wall clock in a honeymoon sweet"

Nancy/n.o.e said... [Reply to comment]

That bundt pan is so nice and tall and beautiful - it's perfect for the kugelhopf. Yours looks amazing, and I am beyond impressed that you got up in the night for the second rise. Now, that's dedication!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I love your bundt pan. Your kugelhopf turned out gorgeous. YUM!

TeaLady said... [Reply to comment]

EGAD!!! 2:30. I thought 5 was dedicated. Looks like it was good. I almost used dried blueberries, but wasn't sure if they would work so used cranberries. Thanks! NOw I know they do. Very Nice! Love your bundt. Is it Christmas trees!

Marthe said... [Reply to comment]

Dried blueberries: sounds divine!! And the Kugelhopf looks delicious!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I can't believe you got up in the middle of the night to start the rise. That is dedication. It looks amazing.

kat said... [Reply to comment]

What a dedicated baker & nice co-worker you are to get up that early to make bread!

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

I can't believe you got up so early (late?) to continue with the recipe. Looks worth it though, it's gorgeous!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Yours looks awesome! That's a good idea to use blueberries. I hadn't thought of that.

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

Great job. It looks like it came out beautifully. And I admire the fact that you got up that early to get it started. I don't think I've ever tried dried blueberries, but they look good. Obviously, I'm missing out!

Jules Someone said... [Reply to comment]

That's the same pan I used! Yours looks lovely.

Tammy said... [Reply to comment]

wow, that is dedicated setting the alarm for 2.30am!!!!! Looks fab!

Kimberly Johnson said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful kugelhopf! I don't like my co-workers enough to get up at 2:30 am! :) I mean I like them but that is awfully early in the morning.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

What a beautiful Kugelhopf! I was reading Reinhart's bread book, Crust and Crumb, and he makes a comment that this is a great bread to have on hand when company drops by. How's could this possibly be a bread to just have on hand? My hat is off to you for getting up at 2:30 to get the dough rising.

Lynne Daley said... [Reply to comment]

I like the dried blueberries you substituted for the raisins. Your photos are very pretty.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my, the top of that cake looks so good!

Cathy said... [Reply to comment]

Yours looks beautiful! I'm with you -- I can't imagine doing this without the Kitchen Aid. I'm so impressed with the fact that you set your alarm for 2:30 to transfer this to the pan! For me, that's right up there with mixing this up without a KA!

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

Oh dried blueberries! That sounds amazing! It looks delicious, too!

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

How funny! When I saw that you made this with blueberries, I thought of my own gift from Oh! Nuts and then I got to the part where you mentioned where you got yours. They are delicious and so great in baked goods. I like them plain too. Your kugelhopf looks absolutely stunning. That really is a beautiful bundt pan.

L said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, this looks divine. I like that you used blueberries. It looks so buttery and delicious and that pan is very cute.

Jamie said... [Reply to comment]

Dried blueberries sound amazing! Your kugelhopf looks perfect!

Judy said... [Reply to comment]

2:30 am? I am indeed impressed by your dedication to kugelhopf. It does look delicious.

Shari said... [Reply to comment]

Dried blueberries sound like a great substituation for the raisins. Looks great in that bundt pan.

AmyRuth said... [Reply to comment]

Wasn't it fun cleaning bundt pans after unsticking the Kugelhopf? Although yours looks beautiful mine wasn't a great success. Loved it toasted with jam the next day. Good stuff.

Jaime said... [Reply to comment]

beautiful crumb! i enjoyed my samples from oh nuts too :)

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