Monday, November 10, 2008

TWD: Kugelhopf


This week, Yolanda of All Purpose Girl has selected Kugelhopf, a bread that Dorie hails as "half brioche, half cake." The name is kinda funny, but I'm down. I've never made brioche before, so making the dough and incorporating all of that butter was a learning experience for me, which is what this is all about after all, right?  I must say though, oh my God, did this bread need so much time to rise!! For real Dorie, 3 rising periods? Dorie suggests letting the dough rest in the fridge overnight, but I think that stunted the rising in the final period.  Mine didn't rise nearly as much as I thought it would, but I'm okay with that.  It had a nice light texture, a fine crumb, and tasted lovely, if a bit yeasty.  I can't wait to toast it and have it with jam!

Head on over to Yolanda's for the recipe.  See the rest of the TWD creations here.

8 comments:

pinkstripes said...

Your kugelhopf looks absolutely gorgeous--perfectly golden and yummy. I loved this recipe.

Jayne said...

Very pretty - nice job!

Carla said...

Glad to hear you did this because I sure didn't! haha I didn't want to break my hand mixer (or my arm). It looks yummy :)

The Food Librarian said...

It looks great! I wish I had saved a piece to toast and have with jam.

chocolatechic said...

Yeah...all that rising, and waiting.

It is frustrating.

Natashya said...

It does look good! I liked it too. Toasted with jam is also very good.

Kimberly Johnson said...

Looks fabulous!

AmyRuth said...

Looks delish. Loved it toasted with Jam.
AmyRuth