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Kugelhof for Nanou

Kugelhof for Nanou

This recipe is emblematic of Alsatian baking, but a more personal version (and a bit richer).

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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 1 kugelhof, you will need:

How long does it take?

Fulfillment
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
35 min.2 hours40 min.3 hours 15 min.
Preservation:
Several days in a towel bag.
At what time?
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
3 min.
Kugelhof for Nanou : Photo of step #1 In the bowl of the mixer pour: 100 ml milk, 100 g caster sugar and 9 g fine (or table) salt.
Stage 2
2 min.
Kugelhof for Nanou : Photo of step #2 Add 500 g flour, then 20 g yeast.
Stage 3
2 min.
Kugelhof for Nanou : Photo of step #3 Start to knead 1 minute, then add 4 eggs.
Stage 4
10 min.
Kugelhof for Nanou : Photo of step #4 Continue kneading until you get an elastic dough (with the mixer on speed 2 for about 10 minutes).

Note: For the best way to knead, see: A few tips for effective kneading at home.
Stage 5
Kugelhof for Nanou : Photo of step #5 Meanwhile, cut 310 g butter into small pieces.
Stage 6
5 min.
Kugelhof for Nanou : Photo of step #6 Quickly add small pieces of butter, and knead until it is completely mixed (no, really, I do not have shares in Kenwood...).
Stage 7
2 min.
Kugelhof for Nanou : Photo of step #7 Then add the 150 g raisins, knead 1 more minute to mix thoroughly.
Stage 8
5 min.
Kugelhof for Nanou : Photo of step #8 Melt 10 g butter, and butter the mould generously with a brush. Be sure to work thoroughly into the hollows at the bottom.
Stage 9
3 min.
Kugelhof for Nanou : Photo of step #9 Place an almond in each hollow of the mould, putting the point towards the outside of the mould, it's prettier.
Stage 10
3 min.
Kugelhof for Nanou : Photo of step #10 Spread dough evenly in mould.
Stage 11
2 hours
Kugelhof for Nanou : Photo of step #11 Cover with a plastic sheet and leave in a warm place to rise, until the dough doubles in volume (between two and three hours).

Then bake in the oven at 210°C or 410°F for approximately 40 minutes.
Stage 12
40 min.
Kugelhof for Nanou : Photo of step #12 Check cooking.

Do not turn out too hot, wait approximately 15 minutes before turning out onto a rack, and then dust with icing sugar.

Remarks

The quantity of raisins is approximate, do not hesitate to decrease or increase according to your taste.

Kugelhof dries out and goes stale quickly after being cut, so remember to store it in an airtight tin if possible.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 kugelhof : 6.24 €

Note : These prices are only approximate

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Source

Home made from my great aunt Martha's recipe.
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