Sugar Kuchen

Sugar Kuchen...Photo is my daughter Stephanie with her Great Grandma Meschke when she was only a few weeks old.

Sugar Kuchen…Photo is my daughter Stephanie with her Great Grandma Meschke when she was only a few weeks old.


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Sugar Kuchen

Number of servings: 25

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Great Grandma Meschke never measured anything. It was always a pinch of this and a handful of that.

Ingredients

    FOR THE DOUGH

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 whole eggs
  • ½ teaspoon anise (star anise ground into powder)
  • 1 cup whole cream
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 heaping teaspoon baking powder
  • FOR THE TOPPING

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon anise (star anise ground into powder)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl cream together 1 cup white sugar, ½ cup shortening, and 1 tsp vanilla. Add in 2 whole eggs and ½ tsp powdered anise, continue to cream together.
  2. In a separate smaller bowl, mix together 1 cup whole cream and 3 tbsp white vinegar, then add 1 tsp baking soda into that. Be ready for it to foam up when you add in the baking soda.
  3. Combine both creamed mixtures together well. Then stir in 5 cups of all purpose flour. When mixed well, Add in last ½ cup flour and 1 heaping tsp of baking powder.
  4. Cover dough with damp cloth and let rest for 30 minutes -Preheat oven to 350 degrees -Use a 10X15 cookie sheet with raised edges, Spray sheet with cooking spray. Put dough on cookie sheet and use a rolling pin to roll out. Use your fingers to press the dough out all the way to the edges.
  5. Mix together ½ cup white sugar and ¼ cup milk. Once dissolved, brush over the dough.
  6. Combine ½ cup brown sugar, ½ cup white sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp powdered anise. Sprinkle on top of dough.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into squares while still warm.

Notes

Submitted by Stephanie Rieff of Salem, OR to the Lost Italian website. See more entries here: http://thelostitalian.areavoices.com/

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