The letter K is a rather challenging one to bake. However, one of the main reasons I like to take part in blog challenges and events is to push myself to try recipes I wouldn’t otherwise have made. I searched around for bakes starting in K and there were not very many at all, I toyed with making some Kiwi Fruit Muffins but in the end decided to attempt a Kugelhopf. Kugelhopf is a yeasted sweet bread usually baked in a fancy tube tin.
It was particularly fortuitous that I was contacted by The Craft Company to review some items from their website. The Craft Company specialises in cake decorations and cake decorating supplies including cake boards, cake boxes, cake decorating equipment, baking tins, ingredients and cake toppers, everything you might need for decorating cakes. When I browsed around their site I found this ‘large tube ring silicone mould’ which is perfect for a Kugelhopf. I also asked to review a bottle of PME Release-a-Cake which I felt might just be required for such an intricate mould. Delivery from the Craft Company was prompt and the items were well packaged, I couldn’t fault them. Prices were also keen with the silicone mould costing £7.00 and the PME Release-a-Cake £2.85 for 236g. A range of delivery options are available.
|Dough risen in the mould|
|Baked and ready to unmould|
|Kugelhopf just before being brushed with melted butter|
The verdict? The Kugelhopf was a huge success, it was light, sweet and rich, the alcoholic sultanas don’t overpower the soft bread. Everyone loved it and my mother-in-law said she preferred it to cake.
I chose products up to £10 from The Craft Company to review. I was not paid for this review and my opinions are my own.