>> January 8, 2009
I love this time of year when there is a chill to the air. It is the perfect time to bake.
My family love the cake pie the best. It is a fairly basic cake recipe using the fresh apples & are delicious tool . When I made it the entire floor, we lived on, was filled with a sweet apple aroma.
Basic coffee-cake dough:
- 2 eggs, well beaten
- ¼ cup milk, warmed
- 1 pkg (or 1 tbsp) dry yeast
- ¼ cup warm water
- ½ cup butter (1 stick, melted but not hot)
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Grated lemon peel
- 3 cup flour (more if needed)
Pour luke warm water, yeast, and sugar in mixing bowl.
Add melted (not hot) butter, warmed milk, salt, lemon peel, and beaten eggs. Mix well.
Add flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each cup. Add more flour, if necessary, to make a smooth dough, and turn out onto a floured surface. Knead very lightly.
Let rise for about 1 hour, punch down and let rest for 10 min.
Spread dough in 2 well greased 9 inch round or square cake pans, pushing it up on the sides as for pie crusts.
TOPPING FOR APFEL KUCHEN (1 Apple cake)
- 3 medium sized apples
- 1/3 cup sugar (white or brown)
- 2 tbsp bread crumbs
- 2 tsp. Cinnamon
- 4 tbsp melted butter
Peel and core apples, then cut into ¼ inch slices. Arrange in overlapping circles (or in random fashion if in a hurry) on top of dough. Drizzle melted butter over the fruit and crust, sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar and crumbs. Let rise for 30 minutes. Bake at 350o for 35 or 40 minutes.