12 September 2015

AUSTRIAN MOHNGUGELHUPF (POPPY SEED BUNDT CAKE)

AUSTRIAN MOHNGUGELHUPF (POPPY SEED BUNDT CAKE)

For me 'Gugelhupf' is so typically Austrian that I just got home-sick typing the word. Especially 'Mohngugelhupf'. But I guess there is good reason for that: imagine travelling to Austria to visit your sister, also known as 'The Queen of Cakes and Puddings' (and Sweet Dumplings; and Textile! but that's another story...). The house already full with family, you stay in a nearby Bed&Breakfast. To send you on your way, she hands you a rather large bag(?). In the room said bag reveals: an espresso maker, coffee, sugar, cups and saucers, spoons, dessert plates, napkins - and: the most exquisite of all Mini-Mohngugelhupfs - with doily and all! "For early breakfast", she had said, "before coming over". Yes, that's my sister... :-)

AUSTRIAN MOHNGUGELHUPF (POPPY SEED BUNDT CAKE)

What a treat! So now imagine daily balcony cake and coffee breakfast with warm summer sunshine, framed by a chain of mountains... Are you following me?

AUSTRIAN MOHNGUGELHUPF (POPPY SEED BUNDT CAKE)