Apple Kuchen

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READY IN: 2hrs 40mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put 2 1/2 cups of the flour in a bowl with the salt, sugar, and yeast.
  • Beat the eggs and add them, with the vanilla, lemon zest, and nutmeg, to the lukewarm milk.
  • Stir the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients, to make a medium-soft dough, being prepared to add more flour as necessary.
  • Work in the soft butter and knead by hand for about 10 minutes.
  • When the dough is ready it will appear smoother, and springier.
  • Cover with a tea towel and leave till doubles (1 to 1 1/4 hours), or leave to rise in a cool place overnight.
  • Punch down dough and press in a 9X13 inch pan, if the dough seems like it won't stretch to fit, let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Once the dough is pressed into the pan, let it rise for an additional 15-20 minutes.
  • Heat the oven to 400°F.
  • Peel and core the apples and chop them finely.
  • When the dough is ready, beat the egg with the cream, grate over a little nutmeg and brush the top of the dough with this mixture.
  • Cover the egg glazed dough with the apples, then mix together the sugars and allspice and sprinkle over.
  • Top with the almonds and put in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Turn oven down to 350°F and cook for another 15 minutes or so, until the dough is swelling and golden and the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and make a runny icing, spoon and trickle it over the cake.
  • Cool for about 15 minutes and serve warm.
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