Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Savoury Kugelhopf~~We Knead To Bake#7

A kugelhopf which is also spelt as Gugelhupf, Kugelhupf or Kugelhoph is a yeasted sweeten brioche like cake well known in the Alsace region of France, Germany,Switzerland and Austria. Also many variation of this cake is found in some coutnries of Eastern Europe.Kugelhopf consists of a soft yeast dough which contains raisins, almonds and Kirschwasser cherry brandy. Some also contain candied fruits and nuts. Some regional varieties (Czech, Hungarian and Slovenian) are also filled, often with a layer of sweetened ground poppy seeds.

It is baked in a special circular pan with a central tube, originally made of enamelled pottery. Similar pans are used for making Bundt cakes, a cake baking pan shape in the US derived from the Kugelhopf.Since Kugelhopf is a yeasted cake, it will have a dense bread like texture and is made from an enriched dough like brioche. Its considered similar to a coffee cake that can be eaten for or with breakfast or also a part of an afternoon snack with coffee. Coming to this savoury version, this Kugelhopf suits too good for breakfast, as a snack or along with a simple soup.Usually savoury Kugelhopf goes for a kind of bacon/ham,onions, walnuts and herbs but this savoury kugelhopf goes for just veggies,if you like ham or bacon you can add them as u desire. This is our 7th challenge of this month's We Knead To Bake, a monthly event by Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen.

Recipe Source : Diary of Dinners
3+1/2cups All purpose flour
2tsp Instant yeast
1tsp Salt
75grms Butter (room temperature)
3/4cup Warm Milk
2nos Eggs (beaten lightly)
1tbsp Oil
1/3cup Green bell peppers (chopped)
2tbsp Sweet corn kernels (canned one)
1/3cup Tomato(deseeded, pulp-free and chopped)
1/2cup Cheddar cheese (diced)
1/3cup Chopped Walnuts
1tsp Black pepper (crushed coarsely)
1tsp Dry thymne leaves

Take the 3 cups of flour,yeast,salt in a bowl,add the butter and mix it well.

Slowly add the warm milk,lightly beaten eggs and knead everything as a soft and sticky dough.

Knead more, add slowly the remaining flour little at a time and just enough till the dough pulls away from the bowl.

Dough will be very soft,elastic,but bit sticky, transfer it to a greased bowl and cover it.Keep aside and let it rise until the dough double in volume.

This will take almost 1-2hours.

Meanwhile, heat half a tablespoon of oil, add the chopped green bell pepper,tomato,sweet corn kernels, salt and stir fry until the raw smell disappears, but the vegetable should be crunchy, remove and keep aside.

To the same pan, add the remaining oil, ad the chopped onions and saute until they turns golden brown.

Let the sauteed veggies gets cool completely and keep aside.

Grease a 8inch kugelhopf mould or a bundt pan or else a brioche pan.

Place the chopped walnuts in the bottom of the mould,once the dough gets risen, deflate it.

Add the cheese,stir fried onions,veggies,black pepper, thyme into the dough.

The best way to do this is to flatten the dough out and spread all this over the surface,fold the dough over and then knead it.

This will ensure a more uniform incorporation of the filling, the dough will be sticky, use a scraper to help, dont add more flour.

Roll the dough as a log,long enough to fit the mould. Lift the dough and place it in the mould in a cirle, stick the two ends together to close the circle of dough.

Cover and let the dough rise for an hour until it reached the edge of the mould.

Bake the kugelhopf at 400F for 35-40minutes until the top turns golden brown and sounds hollow when its tapped.

Unmould the kugelhopf and let it cook on a rack.

Slice and serve.

I used the silicon brioche mould for making this kugelhopf, to give the prefect kugelhopf look, i used a greased glass to give the hole in the center of my brioche mould.

Once you drop the log like dough into the greased brioche mould, just press the greased glass in the middle and press on the top tightly.

Remove the glass once the Kugelhopf gets completely cool.


Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious version of savoury cake, yummy!

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Eat n Eat little More said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious they look.. Wish to have a bite right away!

Sangeetha M said... Reply To This Comment

i just finished baking this savory kugelhopf, ur bread looks so good n appetizing..well baked..inviting pics too!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Book marking this one for sure Priya, a savory cake and it looks so professional.

great-secret-of-life said... Reply To This Comment

looks so yum

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

yummy combination of flavours

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

I see lot of breads which are new to me only in ur place Priya... Looks great

Mahi said... Reply To This Comment

That's a delicious bread!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious and moist :)

Suhaina said... Reply To This Comment

To be true..I was thinking of making something similar that i have a perfect recipe here i am sure going to try it..thanks for the recipe dear...

Sona said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so delicious and inviting.

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

delicious savoury bake, would like to try :-)

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

delicious cake akka looks so soft

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

OMG ! Its tempting me badly !

prethika said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely savory cake,,,a best go for with tea

Lifewithspices said... Reply To This Comment

they look so awesome..

Vimitha Durai said... Reply To This Comment

Soft and nice savory version

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

looks really delicious....

MyBakingDiary said... Reply To This Comment

The kugelhopf looks delicious! Very inviting and flavorful snack!

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

looks very delicious and yummy...

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Priya the bread looks lovely. Such a gorgeous color. Well done girl.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome is an understatement

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya, your savory kugelhopf does look great! I can't wait to try! Yummm!!!

Corporate to Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Been seeing this recipe in many other blogs but your pics are the best. I love the texture & I want to make thesse soon.

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

My God ! Superbly,temptfully bakes..What a color and texture..It amazes me so much Priya..Cheers !

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

Terribly tempting & yummy one :) Love the savory bakes anytime !!