Peach Kuchen - German Peach Cake (Bread Machine)

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Mathilde Teitgen

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@josymaude

German Kuchen is a cake is a cake made by my parent's friend who came from Bavaria and who immigrated to the US in the 1960's. She would make both Plum Kuchen and Peach Kuchen for our yearly cook outs. I've finally found a recipe that is close to the Kuchen that she made. I've made this about a dozen times this past Summer while fresh peaches were in season. I've also tried other fruits. I believe that one doesn't necessarily need a Bread Machine to make the dough. A Mixer with a Dough Hook should work, but then one needs to allow dough to rise for probably an hour. This is a great cake.

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Serves:
8 to 10 servings
Prep:
2 Hr
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • YEAST DOUGH

  • WET INGREDIENTS TO PUT IN BREAD MACHINE FIRST

  • 7/8 c
    lukewarm milk (3/4 cup + 2 tbs milk)
  • 1
    egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp
    soft butter
  • DRY INGREDIENTS TO PUT ON TOP OF WET INGREDIENTS IN BREAD MACHINE

  • 2 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2 tsp
    active dry yeast
  • TOPPING

  • 2 lb
    fresh peaches (2 - 2 1/2 pounds)
  • ·
    or - 1 to 2 28 oz cans of sliced peaches well drained
  • ·
    or - 2 pounds frozen peache
  • TOPPING

  • (1) OPTIONAL CINNAMON SUGAR (CAN SAVE EXTRA IN SHAKER)

  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    cinnamon
  • OR --- (2) OPTIONAL STREUSEL TOPPING

  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    cold butter

How to Make Peach Kuchen - German Peach Cake (Bread Machine)

Step-by-Step

  1. Put Yeast Dough Ingredients into the Bread Machine pan following your Bread Machine's Directions.
  2. Use the "dough" setting and start (usually takes about 1 1/2 hours)
  3. Grease a 15 X 11 inch pan for a thinner dough. Or grease a 13 X 9 inch cake pan. I like the thinner dough. If you use the smaller pan, you might need less peaches.
  4. Fresh Peaches:
    If using Fresh Peaches, give yourself about 1 hour to peel and slice the peaches.
  5. Canned Peaches:
    You can do this 15-20 minutes before dough is ready. Drain the peaches well.
  6. Frozen Peaches:
    Take Peaches out of freezer about 1 hour before using.
  7. Optional Streusel Topping:
    Make this before dough is ready from machine. Make streusel topping by mixing flour, sugar, and cold butter together to get a crumbly mix. Crumble over fruit before baking.
  8. Once dough cycle is finished, put dough onto a floured board and roll into a rectangle about the size of your pan. Carefully pick up dough by folding it in third and place in pan. Use your fingers to pat the dough in place.
  9. Pierce dough all over with a fork.
  10. Arrange fruit on dough in rows.
  11. Let rise in a warm place for about 15 minutes.
  12. If using Cinnamon Sugar, sprinkle Cinnamon Sugar over peaches. -OR- If using alternate Streusel Topping, crumble streusel topping over fruit before baking.
  13. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  14. Bake 25 - 30 minutes or until yeast pastry is puffed up and golden between fruit.
  15. Cool slightly in pan and then cut into squares.
  16. Serves about 8 - 10 portions.

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About Peach Kuchen - German Peach Cake (Bread Machine)

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: German



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