I was iffy on making this weeks TWD. Don’t get me wrong. I like brioche, and I like bundt cake. This seemed to be a meshing of the 2. And I love the smell of a something yeasty baking up in the oven. But, I do not like the length of time it takes to make brioche, or this kugelhopf. I just do not have the time to mix and wait, deflate and wait, put in pan and wait. Ive been slacking in the TWD department in the past few months. So, I needed to make this. I chose to use left-over Halloween candy as my add-in of choice. Im trying to get rid of it any way I can.
Things went almost according to plan. It took double the time for the batter to double on first rise. And I called it done when it barely doubled after 4 hours on the 2nd rise. I buttered and sugared it. Then, tried to wait the alloted amount of time before we ate it. We ate it about 45 min later. It was still slightly warm. This yeasty cake-bread is lovely. It indeed does taste very similar to a brioche. The Halloween candy added a sweetness that I think it needed. Now, would I make it again? Probably not anytime soon. All the wait, wait, wait is too much for me.