Sometimes I wonder how it could happen that I forget for more than four years to blog about a favourite cake recipe, like it happen for the “Goldknödel” recipe. And it is not only my favourite recipe, it is a family favourite. A cake, that someone in my extended family will bring for each party. And everyone wants to have his/her share of this cake. A simple but well loved cake.
It is originated in the Transylvanian branch of the family, like the Greta-Gabor-Schnitten. To my suprise I found the recipe although in cookbook Kaffeehaus, which shows me once again how strong the influence of the Hungarian, Romanian and Austrian kitchen was on the kitchen of my ancestors.
When I talked to my parents about what cake I should bring to our sunday “Kaffeetrinken” (the german kind of tea time), my dad suggest something simple. And my mum then had the idea: “What’s about Goldknödel?”
And so I baked the family recipe. It is a slightly sweet yeast dough, which is divided into small pieces and each of this pieces is then turned into molten butter and afterwars in a mixture of grounded nuts and sugar. I followed the recipe nearly completly, I only reduced the amount of yeast. And the cake turned out to be as perfect as it should be. A fluffy crumb, with the taste of caramel and nuts – just as it should be. A simple cake but never boring!
- 500g Mehl Type 550
- 250g Mill
- 1 Egg Size L
- 1 Eggyolk
- 100g Butter
- 5g Salt
- 50g sugar
- 10g fresh yeast
- 80g grounded hazelnuts or Walnuts
- 50g sugar
- 75g Butter, molten
Dissolve the yeast in milk, then knead in the kitchen machine with flour, eggs and salt, for 5 min at slow speed.
The knead 7 min at middle speed. Because the sugar inhibits the gluten development, the sugar is added just now. Add always a tablespoon at once and knead in between always for 1 min. At last add the butter all at onc and knead untill the butter is completly incooperated.
Ferment for one hour.
Mix grounded nuts with sugar and grease the kugelhopf pan. Then divide the dough into pieces of 40g and form them to small balls. Turn them first in the molten butter, then in the nut and sugar mixture. Lay them in the kugelhopf pan.
Proof for 1.5 hours.
Bake at 175°C for one hour with steam.
I sent this entry to Yeastspotting, Susans weekly showcase of yeast baked good.