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kuchen - Word of the Day - Sun Apr 2, 2023




kuchen - (noun) - a kind of cake made of yeast dough, often filled with raisins, nuts, etc


She Who Will Not Be Mentioned will swat you in the head with a roller pin if you suggest she should should be in the kitchen baking a kuchen for you.


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5 hours ago, Bill W said:

it's actually a mash-up of cake and pie

That's a pretty good summary. But Kuchen is also the progenitor of the much-loved American coffeecake :) 

1901's Settlement Cook Book bridges the two quite easily, as it was the staple manual for all German and Jewish households in North America -- I was just looking though my 1930s reprint the other day for coconut macaroons 

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