Saturday, March 12, 2011

Apple Streuselkuchen

The actual recipe from my new favourite bread book, "Bread Machine" by Jennie Shapter is Peach Streuselkuchen. I do not have any peaches, so I use apple instead. This is really good! The bread is soft and fluffy and the topping of apple streusel is wonderful. It is really easy and simple. Between my daughter and myself, we finished almost half the bread! We had this for lunch! A cup of warm Earl Grey tea is really nice with a slice, or two of this lovely bread.

I have made two recipes from this book and I like them both. The first one I made was  a savoury bread, Fresh Tomato and Basil Loaf, a delicious loaf and great as a sandwich bread. I borrowed the book from my sister, and after I've made the delicious Fresh Tomato and Basil Loaf, I decided to get one myself, as I'm dying to try out other recipes. I'm really glad I did. 

Peach (Apple) Streuselkuchen is a German yeast bread with a struesel topping of the mixtures of almonds, flour, butter and cinnamon. I only use about 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon instead of 1 teaspoon as given, as my kids do not like the overpowering smell of cinnamon. It actually works out fine with 1/4 teaspoon, the smell of the cinnamon is really light and nice, not too strong.

This is a lovely bread to have for an afternoon tea or as a light lunch. Do not forget to make a cup of warm sweet tea to enjoy these together.

The bread is fluffy and soft, really good.

I'm sharing this lovely bread with 

Peach Streuselkuchen
(adapted from "Bread Machine" by Jennie Shapter)
100ml / 7 tbsp milk
1 egg
250gm / 2-1/4 cups unbleached white bread flour
1/2 tsp salt
40gm / 3 tbsp caster sugar
25gm / 2 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp easy bake (rapid-rise) dried yeast
4 peaches, halved and stoned (pitted) (I use 4 small apples, peeled, cored and sliced thickly)

For the topping :
75gm / 3/4 cup plain flour
40gm / 1/3 cup ground almonds
50gm / 1/4 cup butter, diced and softened
40gm / 4 tbsp caster sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

  1. Pour the milk and egg into the bread pan. If the instructions for your bread machine specify that the yeast should go in first, reverse the order of wet and dry ingredients.
  2. Sprinkle over the flour, ensuring that it covers the milk and egg completely. Then add the salt, sugar and butter, placing them in three separate corners of the bread pan. Make a small indent in the centre of the flour (but not down as far as the liquid) and add the easy bake dried yeast.
  3. Set the bread machine to the dough setting ; use basic dough setting (if available). Press Start. Lightly oil a 25cm / 10 in springform cake tin (pan).
  4. When the dough cycle has finished, remove the dough from the pan and place it on a lightly floured surface. Knock it back (punch it down) gently, then roll it out to fit the tin. Ease it into position.
  5. Slice the peaches thickly and arrange them on top of the dough. Next, make the topping. Rub the flour, ground almonds and butter together until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in the caster sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle the topping over the peaches.
  6. Cover the dough with lightly oiled clear film (plastic wrap) and leave in a warm place for about 20-25 minutes, to rise slightly. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.
  7. Bake the cake for 25-30 minutes, or until evenly golden. Leave it to cool in the tin for a few minutes and serve warm, or turn out on to a wire rack to allow to cool completely.


  1. Joy, you made me so happy! I absolutely LOVE my bread machine but tend to use it for just rolls, pizza dough, bread, etc. I want to use it more for recipes like this (sweet breads/cakes). This looks wonderful!! Thank you so much for sharing with Cookbook Sundays!

  2. Joy, what a lovely bread and wonderful treat. For some reason I have not used my machine for a sweet treat like this one, why I do not know. I love a coffee cake like this for weekend mornings, thanks so much for sharing.

  3. hi dear, talking abt the tomato and basil loaf, i've bookmarked that but yet to try it out, hope to do that soon!this is another great looking bread, seriously, so fluffy!

  4. Wow! Your bread really sounds delicious!!! I sure could go for a couple of slices with my coffee right now. I will be checking out the cookbook. Thanks!

  5. wow, it looks delicious and beautiful, so fluffy!!!
    I´ll definitely try it!
    Have a great day;)

  6. I can understand why you finished this off; it looks so tempting with that topping! Delicious!

  7. Yummy! This looks absolutely scandelicious!

  8. Yes, taht looks like a very traditional German Apple cake. I love mine with whipped cream for coffee in the afternoon!

  9. Love German cakes, might try this one, looks not too complicate for me...

  10. Mmm, smell as sweet cinnamon!
    Congratulations, wonderful and beautiful pictures!
    Many kisses

  11. I love this kuchen look absolutely amazing!! gloria

  12. Looks wonderfully delicious and your photos are amazing! Have a great weekend!

  13. Love the idea of your kuchen. Looks delicious. Visiting from saturday swap.

  14. Your Steuselkuchen looks wonderful, seems to be very soft and yummy!!

  15. My bread machine is ready and waiting for this! I'm craving something sweet and this looks perfect. :)

  16. That looks so good, amazing actually:)
    Hope you are having a great weekend!

  17. I'm loving fruit filled breads right now! Thanks for this wonderful new recipe.

  18. I have tasted those before and taste amazing, the soft taste of apples, the moist texture of the bread and the crumbles on top. Thanks for sharing! Have a nice weekend.

  19. Que ricooo..te quedó estupendo,se ve esponjoso y con mi fruta preferida,se ve muy lindo el cuchen,abrazos y cariños.

  20. Yum I keep thinking about getting a bread machine...but lack of bench space stops I see posts like yours and I'm all oohing and aahing over getting one again! :)

  21. The bread looks wonderful! The substitution with apples sounds good to me. I am with you about having it with a cup of Earl Grey tea.

  22. Hi Brenda,
    I'm glad I've made your day! I love my bread machine too and am looking at ways of making other treats instead of the regular bread. Glad that I found this recipe. It is always a pleasure to link to Cookbook Sundays! Thank you for hosting!

    Hi Melynda,
    I'm looking into other sweet recipes too. I have this fear that if my bread machine is out of action one of this days, I cannot imagine what I would do!

    Hi Lena,
    I thought of making the Fresh Tomato and Basil Loaf again, as a sandwich bread for the kids. And a can of mushroom soup for lunch, my kids love it. Hope you enjoy trying it out.

    Hi Pam,
    This is a very good bread machine cookbook! I really, really like this book. Go check it out, you'll love it too.

    Hi Duxa,
    Thank you. Yes it is soft and fluffy. We enjoyed it very much.

    Hi Brittany,
    My daughter love it. She ate a few pieces while still warm and we finished the rest for breakfast the next day.

    Hi Parsley Sage,
    Thank you for stopping by!

    Hi Kirsten,
    I never thought of having it with whipped cream!

    Hi Dee Bee,
    Yes, this is not complicated. Really easy, especially with the help of the Bread Machine!

    Hi Magda,
    Thank you!

    Hi Only Fish Recipes,
    You're welcome!

    Hi Gloria,
    Thank you!

    Hi Marguerite,
    Thank you for stopping by. You have a lovely weekend too!

    Hi Lisa,
    Nice of you to drop by. Thank you for visiting, have a lovely day.

    Hi Cooking Gallery,
    Thank you for your visit. Have a nice day.

    Hi Betty,
    Hope you try this sweet treat out. Enjoy it with a cup of hot tea or coffee.

    Hi Alisha,
    Thank you! You have a lovely day too!

    Hi Gwen,
    Fruit breads are really nice and healthy, and this one is really good, not too sweeet at all.

    Hi Victor,
    You described it well! You must have really enjoy it! Have a lovely day.

    Hi Rosita,
    Thank you for visiting. See you!

    Hi Mrs Bok,
    Nice to see you here. Don't let lack of bench space stop you from getting one... you will be glad that you did! :) Thank you for stopping by. Will drop by your space later. Have a lovely day.

    Hi Biren,
    My favourite cup of tea is Earl Grey. Really wonderful with a slice of bread or some cakes. I always have my tea with sugar, no cream!

  23. I wish I could have a slice now. We, (esp. my husband) love Streuselkuchen.

  24. This is really beautiful. A piece of it would be lovely with my morning coffee. I'm so glad the apples worked well for you. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  25. This looks so wonderful! A bread machine is still on my wish list and I'm saving this recipe for when I do get one.

  26. Wow, this apple streuselkuchen looks absolutely amazing. I love the different layers and flavor combinations in your recipe. Thanks for sharing.


  27. Yum! My mouth is watering for your delicious apple streuselkuchen! I just saw some lovely apples at my local grocer and need to try this. I'm hosting a baby shower next weekend and I think this would be a real hit with the ladies!

    If you could ever find rhubarb in your area I bet that would make a beautiful and delicious streuselkuchen too!

  28. Wonderful looking bake, simply delicious..

  29. Hi Joy,
    This looks so good. Your Peach Streusel Kuchen would be so delicious with a nice cup of coffee. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  30. Hi :)
    i m a huge fan of desserts with apples and these looks gorgeous! the bread is fluffy just as i like and it must be great for a late night supper with tea :) x