Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Kugelhopf - Tuesdays with Dorie


Tuesday morning, Veterans Day, and I'm ready to tackle the Kugelhopf, chosen by Yolanda of All Purpose Girl. The Kugelhopf is certainly a full day cake, going into the evening. I won't have time to let it sit in the fridge overnight so a couple of hours will have to do.

I have made the dough - it is a lovely, soft, elastic, sticky dough but much moister I think than the other brioche dough recipes Dorie has given us. After reading the P&Q section, I let mine get beaten up for 15 minutes, instead of the prescribed 10 minutes. Finally it did curl up around the hook. So now I wait for the first rise, with fingers crossed.

Much later, like 9:00PM and after two L--O--N--G rises and some slap downs, my dough was almost at the top of the kugelhopf pan and ready to bake. It felt as light as a feather as I put it in the oven and did the 10 minute/foil tent thing. Now I'm waiting, holding my breath and having heart palpitations (seriously) while it bakes for another 15 minutes.

So now?! What's this - a hat that someone has sat on! Why doesn't it look like a proper kugelhopf like some of you other TWD'ers have made? I'm wondering what could have made it turn into a pork pie. It was so beautiful when I first took it out of the oven. It had better taste good tomorrow! Oh well, next time maybe it'll look nice.

14 comments:

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I think it looks very proper indeed, especially since you obviously used a traditional Kugelhopf pan! Well done!

Danielle said...

Yours looks very good! I didnt have the right pan and used a bundt pan, mine doesnt look half as pretty as yours! Good job.

pinkstripes said...

I love your shape. I think that's what it was supposed to look like when it rises properly.

Rigby said...

Kugelhopf is fun-- but your right....it took forever to make :)

Anne said...

Wow- I can't believe how much yours rose! The color is lovely (though I'm sorry the shape was a little off, it looks great!)

Jules Someone said...

Heck, mine took three days. Yours looks really nice. I like the slivered almonds

Liz said...

Whoo, a fancy-pants kugelhopf mold! I think it looks so much better baked in the 'proper' pan--not a bit like a pork pie hat. :) Nicely done!

Alwayzbakin said...

I think yours looks delicious! I hope it tasted good.

Laura said...

I think yours definitely looks like a hat! And great idea using the almonds!

n.o.e said...

The almonds were a stroke of genius, and really dress it up. Mine sure could have used some aesthetic help. But I'm glad you loved the cake also! Your mold is cool and the cake wouldn't last long around here!
Nancy

Peggy said...

I think it looks simply delicious! I wish mine had that same shape so it would look more "official." I hope it tasted as good as it looks!

Vera said...

I think there's nothing wrong with the cake if it tastes great. Besides, it looks really nice!

Jacque said...

This one was a baking marathon, wasn't it? Hopefully it tasted good.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Such things can happen... I'm sure it tasted good!

Cheers,

Rosa