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BUTTER KUCHEN

March 27th, 2009 4 comments

This is adapted from a recipe of Rory’s Gran. She used farm butter instead of cream – I find that the thickened cream works really well. It is really yummy for afternoon tea. 

Ingredients

Dough

500g flour

2t dry yeast

¼ c sugar

75g butter

250ml lukewarm milk

2 small eggs

 

Topping

300ml thickened cream

Soft brown sugar

Ground cinnamon

 

Method

  • Mix together ½ the milk with a teaspoon of the sugar and the yeast
  • Leave in a warm place to froth
  • Rub the butter into the flour and add the sugar – mix. I do this all in the food processor
  • Add the yeast mixture, balance of milk & the eggs to flour.
  • Mix well until the dough is of a sticky/stretchy consistency
  • Place in a bowl and leave, in a warm place, to rise until double in size
  • Knead and then roll dough out to fit a roasting pan
  • Leave to rise again
  • When risen, sprinkle liberally with cinnamon and then with brown sugar
  • Using the back of a wooden spoon make holes all over the dough
  • Using two teaspoons place little blobs of cream on the holes.
  • Bake in 190ºC oven for about 10 mins or until cooked

butter-kuchen

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CHEESE TRIANGLES

February 17th, 2009 2 comments

Ingredients

250g Feta cheese

180g Gruyere cheese, grated

2 eggs, lightly beaten

15 sheets filo pastry

½ c olive oil

125g butter, melted

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180° C. In a bowl, mash feta with a fork. Add the Gruyere cheese, egg and pepper. Mix well.
  2. Cut filo sheets into half, lengthways. Working with one strip keep the rest of pastry covered with a damp tea towel. Brush strip with combined oil & butter, then fold in thirds. Brush again with oil & butter.
  3. Place one tablespoon of filling on the corner of the pastry strip. Fold the corner over the filling to form a triangle. Continue to fold until the filling is enclosed & the end of the pastry strip is reached. Repeat with remaining pastry & filling.
  4. Place the triangles on a lightly oiled baking tray (or use baking paper). Brush with oil & butter mixture. Bake for 20 mins until golden & crisp

cheese Triangles

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