Wednesday 2 October 2013

Savoury Kugelhopf – Eggless

For this month’s IFC challenge we are exploring French cuisine chosen by Shobana. French cuisine is one of the most challenging vast cuisines of the world. In particular Alsace-Lorraine region is chosen for the challenge which inherits partly German and partly French Culture.

Alsace and Lorraine are separate regions in France’s North-Eastern corner, and share borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland. Alsatian cuisine, is based on Germanic culinary traditions, is marked by the use of pork in various forms. Traditional dishes include baeckeoffe, tarte flambee, quiche lorraine, choucroute and fleischnacka. Southern Alsace, also called the Sundgau is characterized by carpe frite that also exists in Yidish tradition. Though there are many recipes to try from this region, we were asked to pick one from Tarte Flambee, Kugelhopf and Quiche Lorriane.

I chose to make Savoury Kugelhopf, which is soft yeasted cake. Kugelhopf is usually a sweet cake made with raisins, almonds etc but this Kugelhopf is a savoury bread filled with vegetables like onions, bell pepper, tomatoes and zuchhini.

Here’s how to make Savoury Kugelhopf with step by step photos…


For the Dough

All Purpose Flour
1 ½ cup
Instant yeast
1 tsp
Unsalted Butter
2 ½ tbsp. [room temperature]
1 tbsp
½ tsp
Curd whisked
2 tbsp [room temperature]
Warm milk
6 tbsp
1 tbsp

For the Filling

1 medium size
1 medium size
Bell pepper
1 [Any color]
Chilli flakes
1 tsp
Black pepper powder [fresh]
½ tsp
Italian Mixed herbs [dry]
1 tsp
Cheddar cheese
50 gm
2 tsp
As needed


Preparing the Dough

Add one cup of flour, sugar, salt, yeast and softened butter to a mixing bowl. Mix everything together so that the mixture looks crumbly.

Now add the warm milk and the whisked curd to the flour and start mixing now the dough will be very much sticky.

Add the oil, remaining flour and mix thoroughly. Knead the dough for about 4 to 5 minutes if using your hand, else 2 minutes on the mixer to form a shiny and smooth dough.

Cover and keep it in a warm place for an hour to let them raise double in size.

Meanwhile let’s work on the filling.

Chop the onions, bell pepper, zucchini in to small cubes. Deseed the tomatoes and cut it in to small cubes.

Sautéing the Veggies

In a pan heat one tsp of oil, sauté the onions with a pinch of salt until it sweats and caramelized. Remove them and set aside in a bowl.

Next sauté the tomato just for few seconds and remove them to the bowl.

Add one tsp of oil and chopped bell pepper with red chilli flakes, salt and cook them for a couple of minutes so that it remains crisp.

Finally add in zucchini with a pinch of salt until it is half way cooked and switch off the stove.

Add all the veggies together, followed by ground pepper powder, cheese and herb seasoning. Combine well and set aside. Check for salt and add only if needed.

Forming the log

Once the dough has risen, punch them through and let all the air out.

Roll them to form a rectangle and spread the veggies filling evenly over the top.

Roll them from the top to form a log. 

Now place the log in the greased bundt pan or cake pan [I used 8 inch pan] and spread it as shown in the photo.

Keep in a warm place for the second rise for 30 minutes.

Baking the Kugelhopf

Preheat the oven to 200˚C for 5 minutes. Place the second risen dough and bake for 30 minutes. Let it cool for 3 to 5 minutes and serve it hot.

Super delicious Kugelhopf is ready to be enjoyed, tastes good as it is, no need for any side.

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  1. Savoury kugelhopf loaded with veggies looks great and best way to sneak veggies.

  2. Perfectly made and Looks delicious too.

  3. Thanks for sharing Priya.
    One of my friend's is also part of the IFC and i saw this earlier today.
    well explained. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Savoury baking items are always my favourite.. Perfectly baked with golden crust on top..

  5. I am going to try this asap, the best thing is that its eggless.. :)
    Keep in touch,

  6. wow well done dear :) wonderfully made Kugelhof looks super yummy and delicious :) I too made it but before I can take a click it was all cut into piece :) looks super yummy !!

  7. Super delicious Kugelhopf dear. Very filling too :)

  8. Wow, a good chance compared the different types of Indian dishes I have seen in your space. Beautifully done, esp the colorful veggies in the eggless dough. Its so wonderful and pleasing in taste and look.

  9. savory bread looks awesome, nice idea of veggies to it..well done Priya!

  10. New to me.Looks good


  11. Nicely done, looks delicious.

  12. yummy and delicious Kugelhopf.... Perfectly made...

  13. kept staring at the final pic for few secs... couldnt just get enough of it..
    Wow they look so tempting.u deserve a pat for this :)

  14. Wow !!! this is so new to me, and this is the best thing i love about blogging , gets introduced to new food by frineds like you :)
    Kugelphopf looks awesome :)

  15. awesome looking bread... a complete meal in itself...

  16. G'day! What a beautiful photo and recipe, true!
    Love your step by step photos and congrats for also completing the IFC challenge last month too!
    Cheers! Joanne

  17. Your kugelhopf looks wonderful ! You have made it perfectly dear...

  18. my God... done so perfectly da... super...

  19. wow...interesting dish..looks so good & perfectly baked with outer crusty layer...

  20. Looks perfect and inviting Priya

  21. Very unique recipe Priya.. Looks lovely and perfectly baked :-)

  22. wow Priya...its very interesting colorful veggies in Kugelhopf... nice way to sneak the recipe!!!!

  23. Love that first click Priya! So inviting. I just feel like grabbing the savoury cake :) And that intro part was also a great read.

  24. very soft and inviting Priya. Delicious.

    On-going event: What's with my cuppa?

  25. looks wonderful Priya ! Perfectly done !

  26. Thank you very much everybody for your lovely lovely comments...


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