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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

TWD: Cinnamon Chip Kugelhopf

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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.



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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!

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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.


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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.




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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
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There really are no words to convey
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34 comments:

Peabody said...

Oh that Heritage pan is really cool...I would get that one.

Cristine said...

Yours looks delicious!!! I added cinnamon chips to mine, too, and liked the added flavor! Great job!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Your kugelhopf looks great! I added cinnamon to the dough, but I bet cinnamon chips tasted fab too. Thanks for the pan links, the traditional pan looks right up my alley!

Natashya said...

Glad you loved it, we did too.
And the pans look great! I am a pan lover too, you can never have too many. :)
Your kugelhopf looks divine.

Lauren said...

I'm getting super jealous of all the perfect looking kugelhopfs! great job!!

Isabelle said...

tu l'as vraiment bien réussi :) c'est splendide!

chocolatechic said...

Oh...yours is perfection.

Looks great...not like mine.

Jodie said...

Looks great. Yours looks more cakey than mine. Mine looked more bready. I like the cinnamon chip idea!

Jayne said...

Beautiful job - and I love that Heritage pan - I was drooling over it a couple of days ago myself. Hope Santa brings it for you!

CB said...

I think I would have liked it more with your cinnamon chip addition. Love me some cinnamon. Your kugelhopf looks perfect. Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

ostwestwind said...

Great idea to add some flavour to the cake, your result looks very tasty!

Ulrike from Küchenlatein

The Food Librarian said...

Oh! Looks so good. I've never seen cinnamon chips out here...must go looking! And I hope you get the pan for Christmas!

Anne said...

I love that heritage pan, wow! It makes me want to make this again! :) I think cinnamon chips were the perfect addition. If I can ever get ahold of some I'll try it that way next time!

Eunice said...

Man the icing sugar just creams it! I wish I didn't forget mine....oh well!

Beautiful pictures!!!

Di said...

Cinnamon chips sounds like a great addition! I love the look of that heritage bundt pan--I may have to add it to my wish list. I do like the Nordicware kugelhopf pan I bought--I've been wanting to replace my cheapo bundt pan for a long time.

Lauren said...

Yum, I wish I did the cinnamon chips...I'll have to try some. Photos look amazing.

crumblycookie said...

This is random compliment, but your dusting of powdered sugar is exceptionally well done. :)

I love that Williams-Sonoma pan!

Steph said...

OMG! Cinnamon Chips! Dang I need to get me some of those! Your Kugelhopf looks so delectable! And I love your recipe research :)

pinkstripes said...

I think I'm going to have to get some of those cinnamon chips. They sound yummy. Your kugelhopf looks gorgeous. YUM!

landa said...

Looks awesome.

bakingwiththeboys said...

I love yours. Glad you liked it!

Kayte said...

I thought exactly the same thing...not buying a pan if I wasn't sure I was going to like it or not...but we loved it, too! I am putting the pan on my Christmas list after seeing Di's post and her wonderful looking Kugelhopf from that PAN! Yours looks absolutely gorgeous...just love the thought of the cinnamon chips...thanks for the suggestion. Beautiful job!

Marthe said...

Yours looks delicious!! I wish we had cinnamon chips here: I would definetely use them!! Instead I had to make do with ordinary cinnamon and some cinnamon liquor...

SUGAR B said...

Did you cut a slice for me? Why, thank you much!! ;)

Tammy said...

hmmm Cinnamon chips - they sound good! yet another American treat that we can't get in NZ!

Rigby said...

Beautiful! Love the idea of cinnamon chips!

TeaLady said...

OH! Lovely cake/bread. Cinnamon. Great Idea. It was good and you are right, the time is the love. Great pics.

Carol Peterman said...

What beautiful bread. I'd say you earned yourself a new pan!

Manggy said...

I hope you had a great Veterans' Day!
Wow, I've never even heard of cinnamon chips before-- looks and sounds awesome!
Speaking of awesome-- the "Heritage" hopf pan is freaking GORGEOUS! :)

steph- whisk/spoon said...

looks awesome! and i bet the cinnamon flavor was right-on! (i LOVE the hertiage bun pan by the way...i want one, too, but wish it came in the little size.)

Maria said...

I love that you added cinnamon chips! They are so good in everything. Your cake is beautiful!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Beautiful kugelhopf! That heritage bundt pan is just stunning. Thanks for sharing!

Jules Someone said...

Beautiful! And any excuse to get a new pan....

Jaime said...

you achieved a very beautiful crumb! great job! cinnamon chips sound wonderful

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