I thought this Kugelhopf was meant to be... really I did. See I was at the thrift store looking for teacup sets for a project and I happened to find a beautiful kugelhopf pan so I thought it was destiny. Of course a regular bunt pan would suffice but the kugelhopf pan has more swirly decorative bits so I couldn't pass it up for $5 bucks now could I?
On Saturday laundry loomed in great heaping piles and the weeks collection of Tivo called my name so I started the dough fairly late in the day. I opted for the overnight rest in the fridge and turned my microwave into a mini proofer in the morning to let the dough take on its final rise. This dough being very airy baked up fairly quick. The new (though slightly used) kugelhopf pan did not disappoint. Out of the oven and on with the melted butter and liberal dusting of powdered sugar. I cut a few slices for me and my honey to taste test. I think it was OK- nothing to waste two days of prep on. My honey says it tastes "old." I immediately think, could my slightly used pan make an old slice of bread, dang I scrubbed that thing twice!? "Yeah old, kinda like garlic?" Eh? What the heck? Thinking he's just addle brained on a Sunday afternoon I slice another piece and take a good whiff. Yup GARLIC! Apparently even though you don't smell garlic on your pastry brush it still could be lingering and ruin your two days of baking... oh well at least it wasn't the pan.