Happy Veterans Day.
Thank you Veterans for all that you have done and are continuing to do to keep America safe and free.
Anyone who knows me well, or has been over to my house, knows that there is one household chore that I absolutely abhor.
And that would be dusting.
There is something about all that picking up picture frames or knick-knacks, wiping off the surface, then putting everything back again.
It is just so redundant.
Then, as soon as you are finished, dust begins to layer itself back on the surface.
Why do we even bother?
Today’s TWD recipe that Yolanda of The All-Purpose Girl picked out is Kugelhoph.
I read through the recipe, and it didn’t speak to me.
It didn’t reach out and say “make me…make me now”.
I dreaded making this, and put it off till the last minute.
Superman had to remind me to make it several times, finally pulled me into the kitchen on Sunday, and it went together quickly.
It took 2 hours to double in bulk.
After that, you have to ‘punch’ down the dough by releasing it from the sides and slapping it against the bowl.
Every. half. an. hour. for. another. 2. hours.
It must rest in the fridge overnight, then it is baked the next day.
Monday, I didn’t want to finish it off.
I didn’t want to finish it off so badly, that I dusted.
I dusted my entire living room, Internet.
Not just with a wool duster either. I got out the actual furniture polish and dust rag, because if I am anything, I’m a great procrastinator.
sigh….I couldn’t put it off any longer.
I rolled it out, and filled it with a mixture of ½ c. sugar, 1 tbsp. cinnamon, and 1 tbsp. cocoa.
Rolled it up, put it in my tube pan, because I do not have a Kugelhoph pan, and set it to raise.
or “until it almost reaches the top of the pan”.
After 4 hours, it had reached the middle of the pan.
I was so done at this point, that I put it in the oven only half raised.
It smelled heavenly.
Then when I tried to remove it, it stuck to the pan.
Fixed that, soaked it in butter, and doused it in sugar as per instructions.
Then because I had worked for hours and hours and hours on this thing, I wasn’t about to wait for it to cool.
Oh, Internet, it tastes just as heavenly as it smelled. The texture is light, and it tasted like cinnamon bread. I am going to make French Toast out of the leftovers.
It was almost worth the effort.
I won’t be making this recipe again. It tasted wonderful, but not so wonderful that it was worth 24 hours of babysitting the dough.
If you want to put the effort into making this fabulous cake/bread, then go for it.
Let me know how it turns out.
Maybe you’ll have a better time of it than I did.
Check out Yolanda’s blog for the recipe.