This is supposedly a recipe that Marie Antoinette took with her from Austria to France, where it became increasingly popular. It is traditionally baked in a special Kugelhopf mold, which gives it a festive look (it can be made in a tube pan) Thus it makes a delightful holiday bread. Kugelhopf is an excellent coffee cake or breakfast bread, especially with fresh butter and honey. It can also be served topped with fruit, and makes delicious toast indeed. I seached for this recipe for many years and finally found a Canadian Chef on the internet who was kind enough to give me this one... I get excited over this recipe because I am now 67 yrs old and I can remember my German Grandmother sitting at the kitchen table when I was 5 years old, beating this dough with a wooden spoon...what a wonderful memory and taste !!!