Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Danish Chocolate Streusel – Swirled Coffee Cake

This month , Anuja of Simple Baking has selected this lovely Danish Chocolate Streusel for  The Home Bakers (THB) . We’re are actually baking  from Lou Sheibert Pappas’s cookbook – Coffee Cakes .  This is another yummy recipe & definitely a keeper . 

Danish Chocolate Streusel – Swirled Cake

For full recipe please hop over to  Anuja of Simple Baking . For more appetizing bakes from the members of THB click HERE

1)      Beat sugar, butter salt & cardamom till light & fluffy.

2)      Add in eggs & gradually add in flour with milk. Beat till soft dough . Knead dough till smooth & elastic for 10 minutes. Let it rise for at least 1 hour in a warm place.

3)      To make chocolate streusel : rub in butter , sugar, flour, cocoa & cinnamon till crumbs.

4)      . Cut the dough into half. Roll on half into 26 x36 cm rectangle. Spread evenly half of the chocolate streusel filling. Roll up the dough & slice or cut the roll at 2 cm intervals. Spread evenly half of the apple filling. Roll up the dough & slice or cut the roll at 2 cm intervals. Repeat with the remaining dough & filling & place them in a greased cake pan  & cover with tea towels or plastic wrap in a warm room for 1 hour

5)      ) Preheat oven to 170°C . Lightly brush the roll with milk . Place in the oven & bake for 30 to 35 minutes till golden brown.  Let to cool

Jane Austen moment in Persuasion

Chapter 12

"Elliot!"  Many had looked on each other, and many had repeated the name, before all this had been got through, even by the smart rapidity of a waiter.
"Bless me!" cried Mary; "it must be our cousin; it must be our Mr Elliot, it must, indeed!  Charles, Anne, must not it?  In mourning, you see, just as our Mr Elliot must be.  How very extraordinary!  In the very same inn with us!  Anne, must not it be our Mr Elliot? my father's next heir?  Pray sir," turning to the waiter, "did not you hear, did not his servant say whether he belonged to the Kellynch family?"
"No, ma'am, he did not mention no particular family; but he said his master was a very rich gentleman, and would be a baronight some day."
"There! you see!" cried Mary in an ecstasy, "just as I said!  Heir to Sir Walter Elliot!  I was sure that would come out, if it was so.  Depend upon it, that is a circumstance which his servants take care to publish, wherever he goes.  But, Anne, only conceive how extraordinary!  I wish I had looked at him more.  I wish we had been aware in time, who it was, that he might have been introduced to us. What a pity that we should not have been introduced to each other!  Do you think he had the Elliot countenance?  I hardly looked at him, I was looking at the horses; but I think he had something of the Elliot countenance, I wonder the arms did not strike me!  Oh! the great-coat was hanging over the panel, and hid the arms, so it did; otherwise, I am sure, I should have observed them, and the livery too; if the servant had not been in mourning, one should have known him by the livery."

Sunflowers from our veg patch


  1. Hi Kit,

    You have baked your "cake" very well as one big loaf.

    Totally agree with you that this is not buttery enough to be a Danish but nice enough if I'm craving for low fat kind of Danish :D I reckon that this is a great recipe.


  2. OMG yours is so clean and perfectly done! Love your bread. It was a huge hit at my place also. The bread really turns out to be very light and buttery-soft. So glad we decided to make it :D
    P.S. the sunflowers are beautiful!

  3. Your danish looks perfect. By looking at it, I don't think it looks over baked.

  4. I love how beautifully you have shaped your bread, Kit.

  5. Perfect pictures for a perfect post!

  6. Beautifully made cake , Kit ! A yummy treat to eat while reading Miss Austen's :D Okay , your garden made me sigh :D

  7. Hi Kit,
    Your bread does not look overbaked, they look perfect! Everyone loves this bread/cake, it's bread to me! Haha!
    You made two types of filling? So rajin!
    I love the soft and moist texture of this bread, and really good with the streusel filling and almonds. A keeper recipe indeed!
    Your sunflower are gorgeous! Veg patch? That's wonderful! What veg are you having right now?
    Hope you have a great, delicious weekend ahead! :)

  8. hi kit, i love how you arranged them to bake this way, like one beautiful piece of leaf! after reading the directions from some of you, i should have baked mine at a shorter time:)

  9. This sounds amazing! I wouldn't even know where to begin with the swirling and cutting and what not. Your sunflowers look great too.

  10. This is wonderful! every piece looks like a butterfly!

  11. Just came from Kitchen Flavors and saw her bread/cake. Your is another masterpiece. You guys make it look so easy to do. Looks pretty and delicious.

  12. This looks so wonderful and yummy! Your sunflowers are looking very nice, too. I think they are such pretty flowers.

  13. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Kit - lovely photos and a STUNNING cake too! Karen xxx

  14. Gorgeous coffee cake! I don't know how in the heck you'd be able to explain those shaping instructions, but I love what you've done! Love your sunflowers, too...beautiful!

  15. Hi Kit, your coffee cake is excellent. Very very well bake, I love the texture it look very nice. Can I have some please with a cup of coffee. LOL

    As usual I always love your flowers they are really beautiful and gorgeous, you got magic hands.

    Have a nice week ahead, regards. With hugs and love to you.

  16. Thank you so much for your kind & encouraging words that truly made my day! God bless you all my dear friends! =)

  17. Hi Kit, your bread looks absolutely stunning and delicious. I had fun baking this bread as well :) I wish I had sunflowers in my backyard too (but I live in a high-rise flat..) sunflowers are my favourite! your flowers are so pretty!

  18. Kit, the bread looks truly delicious, esp. with chocolate filling.

  19. Wow, what a great bake Kit - it's so attractive looking! It would make quite an impression!

  20. Looks delicious! I would love to make this too when I have my kitchen back:)

  21. Hi Kit! I was not able to make this wonderful bread this month :( I know I missed a great recipe but it is still in the book and I will make it for sure sometime in the future! Both the bread and the flowers are beautiful!!


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