Never heard of kuchen? Most Kansans aren't familiar with it, either. It's supposedly a German coffeecake and consists of a doughy crust made with yeast, filling of either fruit or cheese, and a sweet custard on top. My mom would make it for Christmas, Easter, and many times in between. I remember her even buying frozen bread dough and cutting out some of the sugar to make it healthier.
|Making the custard with Rum Babas in the background.|
|This is rhubarb. Please excuse me not color-correcting this.|
1/2 c. warm water. 2 tsp. salt
2 packages yeast 2 eggs
1-1/2 c. lukewarm water 1/2 c. shortening (I use butter)
1/2 c. sugar (or honey) 7-8 c. flour
1 c. cream
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
Put in saucepan until thickened. Add cinnamon.
In case you wondered if my son liked it, the answer is no. He's 2 years old. It has more than two ingredients touching each other.