Bread Baking Buddies Bake Holiday Apple Kuchen

The Bread Baking Babes were joined by the Bread Baking Buddies to bake batches of Holiday Apple Kuchen for the month of December. 

You remember that I was the Bread Baking Babes Kitchen of the Month for December and that I chose the Holiday Apple Kuchen as the Dessert (or Breakfast?) treat with an identity crisis problem…is it Cake? Pie? Both?

Each person added their own special touch to the different Kuchen’s they made, depending on where they are around the world, what ingredients they had on hand and what suited their mood. Isn’t that what being a Bread Baking Babe or Buddy is all about? Making our bread work for us and appeal to us, no matter where we are.

Enjoy a glimpse of the Holiday Apple Kuchens that were baked in Buddy Kitchens around the world:

Bread Baking Buddies Holiday Apple Kuchen


1Gilad baked up a vegan version of the Holiday Apple Kuchen after translating the recipe into Hebrew.

2Sandie made a Pear Cranberry (swoon!) version of the Kuchen that included Amaretto soaked pears and crystallized ginger. Where is my fork?!

3Judy enjoyed getting back into baking with this Holiday Apple Kuchen by combining a couple different apples and a homemade spice mix.

4Carola took advantage of some bad weather to make up a “yummy, yummy” Apple Rhubarb Kuchen. (Be still my beating heart…I haven’t eaten rhubarb in years!)

Bread Baking Buddies Holiday Apple Kuchen


5Jamie tells a tale of her grandmothers cooking and untried recipes of old. The Traditional Apple Kuchen was one she had always meant to bake and finally did with the Bread Baking Buddies!

6Kelly turned her Holiday Apple Kuchen into a festive affair with the addition of fresh cranberries (so jealous!!). Her version also included oats in the topping and spelt flour in the dough.

7Karen made the Holiday Apple Kuchen for dessert, topped with whipped cream, and then ate it again for breakfast!

8Barbara said that this was a cross between bread and coffee cake – what a perfect description! She served her Holiday Apple Kuchen for breakfast to the delight of her family.


Just a spotlight into the Kitchen’s of the Babes themselves:

Bread Baking Babes Holiday Apple Kuchen

9 Elizabeth writes a diary of sorts of how she baked up an Apple Cranberry Kuchen that her husband adored!

10  Pat made her “tray bake” into an Almond Apricot Kuchen – what a wonderful way to personalize this delicious treat!

11  Lien planned to freeze some of her Holiday Apple Kuchen (her tray bake, as she called it!) but would up defrosting the very next day.

12 Tanna enjoyed her Holiday Apple Kuchen with flax seed, a homemade Speculoos mixture and almond slivers. Yum!

13 Karen squeezed the Holiday Apple Kuchen into her holiday baking this year. Her suggestion for a rum flavored mascarpone cheese topping made me weak at the knees!

14 Susan used a homemade apple spice mixture to flavor her “topless(!)” Holiday Apple Kuchen. I like the name she used as well, “yeasted pastry.”

Holiday Apple Kuchen - Provecho Peru

If you are interested in baking the Holiday Apple Kuchen, please visit my original Bread Baking Babes post with the information and recipe.

Be on the lookout for the next Bread Baking Babes Bread on January 16th!

Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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6 Responses

  1. Ckay says:

    Beautiful round-up Gretchen.
    I really enjoyed reading it and seeing all the beautifula and different variations on one blog.
    They look like Xmas Tree Decoration Balls, yummy ones!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    What a great roundup, Gretchen! I particularly like the spotlight on each Kuchen.

  3. Tanna says:

    Wow! Gretchen this is really a glamorous round up!
    Truly this was another incredible experience with yeast. I’m always awed at how each one of us can take the same recipe and make it our own with such fabulous results.
    Many thanks here.

  4. Jamie says:

    What a great round up and there are so many different and tempting versions! Thanks again for choosing a recipe that I have long wanted to make. We loved it!

  1. January 5, 2013

    […] and it turned out so lovely and yummy – thank you again Gretchen for making us bake this lovely cake – tho I personally do not consider this as bread even tho […]

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