The golden panettone. The eggy, buttery cake is the perfect finale to a large gathering, and almost always necessitates a glass of cold Moscato or other sweet wine for the full effect. And while panettone is the quintessential Italian holiday dessert, each culture seems to have a cake that’s similar in some way, perhaps not quite as rich and eggy, but similar nonetheless. With the holidays here, and my search for cakes to bake at high intensity, I’m taken by the striking form of an Alsatian enriched cake called a kugelhopf. The birth of brioche-style kugelhopf is not exactly clear: French, Swiss, Austrian, and German cultures all have their spin on this leavened cake and, as with anything stretching back in history, each makes their version with a certain vigor. Most eat it for breakfast. And because it’s not quite as rich as panettone, I’d say it’s just about perfect in that setting — or perhaps anytime one is enjoying a cup of coffee and a quick break. My goal for this cake is to take my typical sourdough approach to leavening and produce a soft, fruit-studded, brioche-style kugelhopf rich enough to help bolster you on a cold, holiday morning.
on medium speed , mix it for 8-9 mins more, and added the butter a tablespoon at a time until looked like elastic and shiny..