Antonia Landi

Dovahcake, or how to make a sweetroll – Better than Toast Extra

In Food on January 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Picture: Antonia Landi

Fancy snacking on a sweetroll but you’ve had yours stolen yet again? Worry no more! With a few quick and easy steps you can simply make your own!

As soon as I saw a sweetroll in Skyrim for the first time  I immediately exclaimed ‘That’s a Gugelhupf!’ Since then I’ve been meaning to do this video and now I finally got round to it! A Gugelhupf is a very popular cake that comes from the German-speaking regions (which is where I come from) and comes in sweet as well as savoury varieties. I realised that many people might not know about this cake and would never have the joy of baking their own sweetroll. And that’s just unacceptable!

Here’s the recipe:

200ml milk

500g plain flour, plus extra for dusting

200g butter, plus extra for greasing

225g caster sugar

3 eggs

1 packet dried yeast (7g)

1tsp vanilla essence

For the icing:

Icing sugar (depends how much juice you get from your lemon – approx 150-250g)

Juice of 1 lemon

Some tins are bigger/taller than others, so you might need to adjust the recipe accordingly. My tin is fairly large and could have done with a little more dough, so if yours is too, simply use 700g flour, 300g sugar and 300ml milk instead of the quantities mentioned above and you should be fine.

Here in the UK Gugelhupf tins are relatively easy to find. I got mine from TK Maxx which usually sells a few different shapes and sizes. If you live in the US a bundt cake tin is fairly similar, although it is not as high as a Gugelhupf and not as elaborate. If you can’t find a suitable tin in any store, go to Amazon! They stock lots of different varieties for little money.

Last but not least if you want to read more about where the Gugelhupf comes from and get a lovely recipe for a savoury bacon and onion Gugelhupf click here!

As usual, should you have any questions or are unsure about any of the steps, do contact me! I’d love to help 🙂

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