Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pine-Apple Kuchen For My Big Day

Yesterday was my big day....Yeah, my birthday! It's been a hectic day and don't even have time to celebrate my birthday this year or pamper myself with an elegant treat. Don't feel like buying a ready made cake either, but did make a quick one though. A Pineapple & Apple kuchen! Kuchen in Germany means cake. So, at least I have my cake....a simple slice of cake! So, what do you think about having a non-cream cake for your birthday? Frankly, I don't mind at all.

Ingredients for Dough :
1/4 cup lukewarm water
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 tbsp yeast

3 tbsp butter, softened
1/4 cup lukewarm milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tbsp lemon zest

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tspn salt

Method :

- combine ingredients (A) and leave to rest for 10 mins or untill bubbling.
- combine ingredients (B) and stir into ingredients (A) untill well mixed.
- add in ingredients (C) to form a sticky dough and let to rest for an hour or untill double in size.
- punch the dough to release air and press dough over to the pine-apple fillings.
- bake a t 170'C-175'C for about 35-40 mins.
- serve warm.

Ingredients for Pine-Apple filling :
4 large green apples, diced
a quarter fresh pineapple, diced
5 tbsp brown sugar
3/4 tbsp cinnamon powder
2 tbsp flour

- combine all ingredients except flour and simmer over low heat untill tender.
- then off the heat and stir in flour untill well mixed.
- leave cool before spreading it over to a 9" spring form tray.

Surprisingly, everyone likes it! It looks like a cake but tastes like bread. My son wallop about half of the cake and still requesting for more. Truely satisfying! I think it would probably goes well with some custard cream too! Enjoy!



Jeannie said...

Happy belated birthday to you Kristy! and that is a very lovely much healthier birthday cake. Looks delicious too!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Belated Happy Birthday Kristy! Lovely cake.

Belinda @zomppa said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I'm so glad you got to enjoy it with this yummy kuchen. =) Fantastic reason to celebrate!

PranisKitchen said...

Happy birthday kristy..nice kuchen(cake) u made..pineapple apple cake really nice treat on this big day

Lyndsey said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! You deserve the best Kristy! I usually don't get a cake for my birthday. Making it yourself at least you get what you want! A good tasting simple cake!! Yummy!!

I found some pandan extract! Before I had asked the lady at the checkout who usually works the store part. She said they didn't have any and she wanted to know what name it was in English. Then Sat when Maranda and I were waiting for our lunch we were in the back with the younger girls that cook, I asked one of them and she got it for me! So there you have it. I'll make a pandan treat in your honor!

Take it easy and celebrate!!

Cooking with Kait said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! What a delightful cake to have on your birthday. I don't mind at all that there's no cream. :)

smallkucing said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Dumpling Festival :D

Kumi said...

Happy Birthday! The cake looks delicious!

divya said...

Happy Birthday! The cake looks delicious!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Happy, happy Birthday Dear Kristy!!!! The cake looks and sounds delicious! Hope you'll find some time to pamper yourself soon! :)

Claudia said...

A very happy birthday to you,Kristy. The kuchen looks summery, healthy and packed with fruit flavor!

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday, Kristy! I hope you stuck a candle in that delicious cake!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Happy Belated Birthday Kristi! Hope you had a special day. The kuchen looks wonderful!

Chef Dennis said...

happy birthday Kristy....I hope you had a great day! your pine - apple cake looks delicious!

Foodessa said...

Am I already late for your big day? Hence...what am I waiting for...BUON COMPLEANNO KRISTY.

The cake looks wonderful and so different than any cake I've ever made;o) Thanks for sharing

Wishing you all the great things that you deserve.

elra said...

Happy birthday Kristy, may you have many many more years to come.

Love the look of that soft crumbs on your b'day cake.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Happy Birthday to you, yes, I also like non cream cake.

Cheah said...

Happy belated b'day, Kristy! Non cream, non icing that's what I prefer anytime.

Angie's Recipes said...

Kristy, Happy Birthday! I wish you lots of love, health and happiness.
Love the topping of this cake.
p.s. "Kuchen" means "cake" in German. I usually get some pocket money for my birthday from my parents-in-law, and use them to get some anti-wrinkles stuff for my birthday.

Angie's Recipes said...

Just noticed that you knew "Kuchen" is "Cake". :-))

penny aka jeroxie said...

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to Kristy. Happy birthday to you!

3 hungry tummies said...

Happy belated birthday Kristy!

the lacquer spoon said...

Kristy, happy birthday!!! The home-made looks gorgeous, even without cream :)

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I'm bookmarking this!!! Very very interesting!!! I'm "dead hard" whenever I see something baked with apples.

Von said...

Happy Birthday! Kuchen sounds so much coler than cake =] It looks really yummy! I love pinepples and apples =] I don't mind having a non cream cake for my birthday either. Although I don't really mind not having a cake at all....as long as there's lots of good food!

Jay said...

Many More Sweet Returns of the day Kristy...!
May success follows your way.
I will try this recipe soon.

My Little Space said...

Hello Everyone

OMG, I'm totally thrill by all the greetings! I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH! Actually, I just got back from my hubby's workshop and so dead tired! BUT....not anymore! You guys really made my day. Thank you so very much for visiting me today and really appreciate it. Hope you're all having a wonderful day too.

All the best to all of you too!

With Love & Blessings,

ICook4Fun said...

Happy belated birthday to you!!May all your wishes come true and many more birthday to come. So you are a Gemini like me :)

Cook with Madin said...

Hi Kristy,
Happy, Happy Belated Birthday to you. So glad you got a great day and your lovely kuchen.

Fimère said...

joyeux anniversaire à toi tous mes vœux de bonheur et de succès
ce gâteau est parfait pour l'occasion
bonne soirée

5 Star Foodie said...

The pineapple filling sounds outstanding, yum!

pigpigscorner said...

Happy belated birthday! Love the pineapple filling!

sweetlife said...

happy bday, your cake looks amazing, a perfect treat to celebrate with


My Little Space said...

Icook4fun : Thank you so much! Oh, so Happy Birthday to you too! ^_^

CookwithMadin : Thank you!

Fimere : Thanks alot!

Natasha : Thanks and glad that you like it too!

Pigpigcorner : Thanks!

Sweetlife : Thanks and welcome to my little space! Hope to hear from you more often.

Thanks for stopping by everyone! Hope you're all having a wonderful day too.

Cheers, Kristy

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Mary said...

Happy Birthday. Your cake is beautiful and sounds delicious. I hope you had a fabulous day. Blessings...Mary

Elin said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIRSTY DARLING !!!!A belated one also count ya...hahaha your cake looks great and I know it is delicious too. I hope you had a fabulous time . I have been busy too ! And yup Jo is having a wonderful time there :) Can't wait to have her back with me. Miss her lots !!!

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Happy birthday Kristy and looks like w/o knowing i have a little suprise for u onmy blog, no it aint an award!!!
Hop by to know!!1
This is a wonderfully baked cake and i love the yeasted dough!!1
Delicious ,as always!!
wishing u a wonderful year ahead!!!

My Little Space said...

MrLonely : Welcome to my little space and hope to hear from you more often.

Mary : Thank you very much and same to you!

Elin : Thanks alot, dear! Actually, I really need some rest.

Mia : I'll hop over ASAP! See ya later, sweetie.

Thank you very much for visiting guys. Hope you're all having a fabulous day too!

Blessings, Kristy

Velva said...

Happy Birthday to you! I would be perfectly okay with a non cream cake. In fact, I would prefer it.
I hope that you find the time to pamper yourself.

Anncoo said...

Happy Belated Birthday Kristy! Wish all the best and post many awesome recipes ;)) The Pine-Apple Kuchen looks fabulous.
So sorry I'm late to give you my birthday wishes. I'm quite busy lately due to school holiday. Hope everything will go back to normal soon.

Smell the coffee said...

Hi there

Chanced upon your blog and boy, u sure love to cook ! I've taken up cooking only recently and would definitely love to expand my repertoire.
Do drop by my blog http://smellthecoffee1blogspot.com/
if you have the time and Happy Belated Birthday :)


Smell the coffee said...

Hi there

Chanced upon your blog and boy, u sure love to cook ! I've taken up cooking only recently and would definitely love to expand my repertoire.
Do drop by my blog http://smellthecoffee1blogspot.com/
if you have the time and leave a comment.
Happy Belated Birthday :)


cherry potato said...


alwayswinner786 said...

A Very Happy Belated Birthday Kristy!
I hope your birthday was as special as you are.
Love Always.

Blessed Homemaker said...

I've been busy and didn't have time to check out your blog. Anyway, better late than never, right? HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOU KRISTY!

My Little Space said...

Hi Everyone,

Thank you all for visiting and the greetings! Love you all! Hope you're all having a great weekend.

Regards, Kristy

WizzyTheStick said...

oooh sorry I am late...Happy Birthday!

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