Friday, January 22, 2016

MOM WHAT'S KUCHEN?

Welcome to Foodie Friday TLB friends! 

When I told my youngest daughter that Peach Kuchen was on the blog today, she said, "Mom, what's Kuchen?"






In order to give her the proper history of Kuchen I browsed the internet and found a fountain of information. Kuchen was brought to South Dakota by German immigrants in the 1880's, and in 2000 was made the state's official dessert. In translation it means, "cake." 

There are many forms of Kuchen listed in Wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuchen

-a pie like pastry with a cakey crust filled with custard or apple or peach
-a rolled long pastry dough sliced
-a coffee cake like pastry filled with cinnamon and sugar
-a cheesecake like pastry made with yeast and a creamy German cheese filling

I had no idea there were so many variations. The recipe I made is a pastry like crust with peach filling. YUM!

Check out how easy this is to make--

Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.

Photo 1--In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. ( One part of the recipe refers to margarine and the other butter, I prefer butter.) Beat in 1 egg, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture. 

Photo 2--grease and flour a 9" springform pan. 

Photo 3--Spread dough with hands over the bottom of the pan and up 1 inch on the sides.

Photo 4--Drain 29 oz. of canned peaches and lay them in a spoke pattern over the dough. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown.






If you are looking for a dessert with minimal effort and you want to "WOW" your guests, Kuchen is the answer. Isn't it beautiful? I LOVE serving it warm....

When you are entertaining or just want something special for yourself or your family, give this recipe a try. It's so delicious and easy!

The recipe may be found here:
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/26036/peach-kuchen/



Thanks so much for stopping by and joining me at TLB! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. And those of my friends in the East please stay warm and safe this weekend!!


Kathleen