Almond And Cinnamon Kuchen

Vera writes that her mother was a really good baker. Her grandmother taught her mother the skills of making yeast cakes. Vera serves the streussel kuchen over the Jewish New Year. You can make either an almond topping or a cinnamon topping. I chose to combine the two to make my almond and cinnamon kuchen.

Almond And Cinnamon Kuchen
Almond And Cinnamon Kuchen
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And it all pops up on the screen. This is so much easier than going into the contacts folder on the phone. And then the other day I typed a word into the search section and the meaning appeared on the screen. I am learning new features on my phone all the time. And I love learning new things. Much like reading up about kuchen. I knew from growing up with German grand parents that kuchen meant cake. But this variation I am sharing with you is one I have never seen before. The recipe for a streussel kuchen comes from Vera Gellman. I adapted it slightly and so I have made a non-traditional almond and cinnamon kuchen which we enjoyed with coffee.

Almond And Cinnamon Kuchen

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Almond And Cinnamon Kuchen

This traditional yeasted cake is served over the Jewish New Year. Make it the day you want to eat it
Recipe Category: Baking, Jewish
Makes enough for: 1 kuchen
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


for the dough

  • 75 mls tepid milk
  • 10 g fresh yeast
  • 30 g fructose, divided
  • 150 g bread flour, divided, plus extra for dusting
  • 35 g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 egg
  • ½ lemon, zest only
  • 1 Pinch fine salt

for the topping

  • 15 g butter, melted
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • 1/2 lemon, zest only
  • 2.5 mls ground cinnamon


for the dough

  • Place the milk, yeast, 3g fructose and 35g flour into a bowl
  • Whisk together and set aside for 10 minutes to ferment
  • Place the remainder of the fructose and the butter into a bowl of a stand mixer
  • Beat until light and fluffy and then add the egg and beat until combined
  • Add the lemon zest and sieve the remaining flour and salt into the bowl
  • Add the yeast and knead using a dough hook for 15 minutes
  • Cover and leave to prove until doubled in size
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead to the shape of your tin
  • Place into a greased rectangular baking tray and stretch the dough to fit
  • Set aside to prove uncovered until doubled in size

for the topping

  • Preheat the oven to 190° Celsius
  • Brush the top of the proven dough with the melted butter
  • Place the almonds, lemon zest and cinnamon into a mixing bowl and mix together
  • Sprinkle on top of the dough and then place the tray into the oven
  • Bake for 25 minutes and serve warm cut into slices
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8 thoughts on “Almond And Cinnamon Kuchen

  1. Most yeast recipes seem best eaten fresh on the day, Tandy. Thank you for this recipe.

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