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Butterkuchen (Quick and Easy Pastry)

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“If you've never made a yeasted coffeecake, give it a try. It's a yummy cross between a pastry and a cake, with a delicious topping. It only has to rise for 45 minutes, so it's very do-able for weekends. (Rising time is included in the cooking time below.)”
1hr 30mins
1 10x13 pan

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a pyrex mixing bowl, combine milk, 1/2 c sugar, salt and 1/2 c butter. Heat in microwave until butter is melted.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, dissolve both packets of yeast into warm water with the pinch of sugar.
  3. Measure flour into another mixing bowl. Add eggs and stir to just combine. When butter has melted, add the liquid to the flour mixture and stir a little. Then add yeast and stir enough so that all ingredients are combined.
  4. Grease a 10x13 pan and spread dough in pan. Let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.
  5. While dough is rising, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Also, mix together the topping ingredients and sprinkle over the dough.
  6. Place in oven over a halfsheet to catch any syrup that runs over the top. Bake for 22-27 minutes or until the top is golden and syrupy. Be careful not to overbake.

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