Saturday, February 20, 2010

German Blueberry Kuchen

“A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.”
Friedrich Nietzsche quotes (German classical Scholar, Philosopher and Critic of culture, 1844-1900.)
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My grandfather ate a light breakfast followed by a piece of cake everyday of his life. He lived to 92. I wanted to bake some goodies for breakfast. I had some older blueberries, and no butter softened. Hmmmm.... quick bread? Pulled out my collection of cookbooks, and found something quick and easy. Kuchen. This recipe is from Food Editors of Farm Journal, Homemade Bread 1969.

Kuchen History

-delicate fine grained coffee cake for breakfast

Some people say KOO-ken and some say KOO-gan

If someone asks "What is German cuisine like, you could say that kuchen
is definitely one of our beloved and regularly made desserts for after a meal or coffee time .

Though there are many different fillings, crusts and shapes that you can use to make a kuchen , for the most part it is like a sweet dough rather than a tender cake batter and a topping of fruit , fruit and custard or sometimes just a sweetened crumb topping like a coffee. cake

German Blueberry Kuchen

1 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup shortening
2/3 cup whole milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel ( I used a tangelo)
1 large egg
1 cup fresh blueberries
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 tsp grated lemon peel ( i used a tangelo)

SIFT flour, baking powder, salt and 3/4 cup sugar. ADD shortening, milk, vanilla, and 1/2 t. lemon peel. Beat @ medum speed @ 3 mins.

Add egg. and Beat 2 mins longer.

Pour in a greased 8x8x2 pan.

Lightly stir blueberries, 3 T. sugar, and lemon peel. Sprinkle over batter in pan.

Bake 350 degrees for 20-40 mins. I baked min only 20 mins on convection.

Cool. Makes 6-9 servings

This a great all purpose recipe. A nice, light sweet for breakfast. Fast and easy. Substitute any fruit or flavor you like for variations. I had no lemons, so I used a Tangelo.



  1. That looks beautiful! My Italian grandmother lived to 103 and had something sweet everyday too. Moderation is key!

  2. GRAZIE! ALLIE.. thanks for looking!