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Herz-Rosen Kuchen

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leslieruf

Herz-Rosen Kuchen

Memories - 10 days ago my one of my much loved Swiss sister-in-laws sadly passed away.  We were not able to be there for her funeral on Friday so I baked the Herz Rosen Kuchen in her honour.  This was something I have so many memories of her making when we visited that I felt that little bit closer to the family. I will always associate this recipe with her.

Leslie

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nmygarden

The rolls are lovely, Leslie, and surely your sister in law was with you in spirit as you prepared and baked them. Treasure your memories of times with her, and enjoy them often.

Cathy

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leslieruf

I will miss her, that is for sure.

Leslie

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trailrunner

What a wonderful memory for you to share. Our daughter-in-law's Dad is Swiss from Shaffhausen. We visited there in 2014.Wonderful country and food. Do you have a recipe you could share for the Rosen Kuchen? I would love to surprise them with this as they now live in Canada. thank you! c

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leslieruf

from www.swissmilk.ch/rezept website)

 Baking form 24cm diameter base lined with baking paper/parchment

Dough

300 g bread flour

1/2 tspn salt

40 g sugar

15 g yeast crumbled (i used instant yeast 5 g approx)

150 ml lukewarm milk

40g melted, cooled butter

 

Dissolve yeast in a little milk. whisk flour, salt and sugar in large bowl, add the yeast, remainder of milk and butter to flour and knead until smooth. cover and leave until doubled.

 

Filling

200 g shelled, ground almonds

5 dspn sugar

1 sour/tart apple peeled & grated coarsely (approx 180g) 

1/2 orange, a little grated zest and juice

1/2 lemon, grated zest and juice

4 dspn apricot jam

Mix all ingredients together except the apricot jam.

 

Roll dough out into a rectangle approx 55 x 42 cm. spread apricot jam evenly over dough leaving a 1.5 cm border.  Now cover the apricot jam with the almond mix.

cut dough into 3 equal lengths along the long edge of the dough. now roll up each piece on their long edge so you have 3 long rolls. Cut in 5 cm long pieces and place each in baking form. cover and proof 15-25 minutes.

Bake in lower part of the oven at 180°C for 45-55 minutes. You may need to cover with foil towards end of bake if dough caramelises too much.  Cool for a few minutes before removing from form. (I used a spring form)

 

Glaze

80g icing sugar

1-2 dspn lemon juice

mix together until smooth and gently brush over surface. allow to cool completely. 

 

My notes: 

Dspn or dessertspoon is how I have translated EL - so something between our dessertspoon and a tablespoon would be ok I think. 

The cutting and rolling challenged me but I feel this time I have done it correctly. forgive the sketch, lol never done a sketch on my ipad before :) 

I found 24 cm form a bit on the large side the first time I made it so this time I made 1 1/2 times recipe and had some over for a small form.  Recipe above is however the original. It is very nice indeed!

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leslieruf

sorry sketch didn't copy over. hopefully you can figure it. 

Leslie

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trailrunner

it helps we lived in the Netherlands so I am used to the measures. Very much like our cinnamon rolls. Thank you and I am so sorry for your sadness at the loss of your SIL. I hope the joy you spread with your baking and rememberance will give you peace. c 

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Yippee

Sorry to hear the sad news.  Hope you'll find peace through baking.  Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

Yippee

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leslieruf

Funny isn't it how baking seems to help at times like this

Leslie

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clazar123

Thank you for sharing. She is now honored by many across the world.

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leslieruf

for your kind words.

Leslie

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Danni3ll3

It’s memories and little things like recipes that keep loved ones alive in our hearts. Your rolls look lovely!

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leslieruf

that we have to treasure.  Thank you Danni

Leslie