Coffee Cake Favorite German Kuchen

posted by Becky 01-26-100 4:58 PM

My Favorite German Kuchen

2 cups warmed milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1 tsp. salt
1 pkg. yeast
2 well beaten eggs
About 4 cups flour

Combine the warmed milk, sugar and margarine. Add the salt then allow to cool to lukewarm.

Add yeast, eggs and flour to lukewarm milk mixture and mix to make a soft dough. Knead well.
Let rise until doubled.

Divide dough into 8 or 9 pieces, then shape each to fit in a pie pan. Allow to rise in pans for about 20 minutes.

Preheat to 350.

Fill with cooled cream custard filling and toppings.

4 cups half and half cream
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
4 tbsp. flour
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cans pie filling, flavor of choice

Heat half and half in the top of a double boiler.

Beat eggs, then add sugar and flour. Stir egg mixture into the half and half and cook until thick. Add vanilla. Allow to cool.

Divide equally among the kuchens.

Top each kuchen with cherry, lemon, blueberry or apricot pie filling or any kind of filling desired.

Crumb topping:
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter

Combine ingredients and mix till crumbs. Sprinkle crumbs over the top of each filled kuchen.

Bake for 25 minutes at 350.

These will freeze well. If frozen, reheat before serving. It will make 8 or 9 kuchens.

This is an old recipe given to me by a friend - one passed down through several generations of her family.

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