Thursday, October 11, 2012

Danish Chocolate Streusel Swirled Coffee Cake

Here at The Home Bakers ( THB), a baking group which i'm currently attached to is now moving to our 10th bake. We are presently baking from the book, Coffee Cakes by Lou Seibert Pappas and as at today, we have completed 10 recipes from the book! Anuja from Simple Baking  has picked this recipe for us to bake this round , the first bread kind that we are baking from the book thus far, Danish style. The fun part was shaping the dough even though i dont quite understand the instructions given to shape the dough. The loaf was surrounded by some chocolate streusel that makes it delicious, however i suspect that i had overbaked mine at a higher temperature cos resulting that my loaf came out not as moist as i wanted them to be. I was too 'smart' to never follow the temperature given in the book and baked them at a higher temperature.. The temperature given in the book was 160C but i set mine at 170C far as i remember, i've never baked a bread at such low temperature .After reading the question and tips section that the group members shared after baking, i'm quite certain that it was  a mistake i made..  To get the full recipe, please hop over to Anuja's blog and to view the group baking, you can click here.

after rolling up the roll, cut the loaf at 3/4" intervals, cutting 3/4 of the way thru the dough.Pull and twist
each cut side slice on its side to lie flat on alternative sides...


  1. Hi Lena, love the beautiful swirls in your loaf! I really enjoyed the chocolate streusel too.

  2. Mmm..looks soft and yummy with the choc filling!

  3. haduiiiii sis,

    hari2 masak sedap2....
    have to put mesin timbang badan atas meja makanlah!

    lena, akak just join MFF T'ganu...

  4. wow!! look so soft! i thought i see a yummy bread :)

  5. Lena, it is such a lovely loaf and I am sure it is totally delicious what with chocolate and all. But it seems quiet complicated to do the shaping :)

  6. Hi Lena,
    Beautiful swirl in the middle. Love the colour of your crust. I prefer a bit over-browned instead of "golden" crust. I just went wild with my cutting and shaping. it ended up looking great :D

  7. Dear Lena,

    Yea, I fell in love with you at first sight
    Oops! I mean with the food you prepared
    Also with this fabulous coffee cake alright
    And the last poem that you shared
    Which is nice to read and lovely
    The one about 'Small recipe small family'
    Anyway, all the best from dreamer friend
    Wishing you a great and happy weekend

  8. This looks brilliant! I love the look of it.

  9. mmm...I am hungry all over again even though I just had a heavy lunch!

  10. Hi Lena,
    Yeah, already 10 bakes, so fast-huh!! This makes a huge loaf, by the time it rises, it really puffed! One yummy bread! Very nice with kopi-O! The cutting part was a bit confusing, but that's the least important! Hahaha!

  11. Love them chocolaty swirls in your loaf and speckles of poppy seeds!

  12. I still have a room for another cake ! Burp ! lol It's a delicious and beautiful cake , Lena !

  13. Oh yes! I love coffee cake, but with chocolate?? How have I never done this before??


  14. This is like a blend of cake and bread together isn't it. what an awesome job- with 10 bakes already!

  15. Wow! Your bread has very nice swirl & the poppy seed added on the topping is a great idea! I thought that I'm the only one who doesn't understand the instructions given to shape the dough. LOL At the end I just simply shape it & my boys said that my bread looks like some kind of alien's lung! LOL

  16. Oh wow my mouth is watering just looking at that. It looks amazing. Well done. Take care Diane

  17. Hi Lena, I am very impressed with your this bread. Outstanding.
    if you were to open a designer cake shop and display these kinds of breads, the que. will stretch across the road!
    Here in Toronto, there was this immigrant lady, not well educated, but can she bake! Just like you and your to die for delicious creations.

    She started off making cakes selling to her factory friends where she worked, and word spread as she started receiving orders.
    She had regular orders till she had no time, then decided stay home and bake....cakes, breads, whatever.
    Her clientele grew from people whose main means of transport was the bus and subway to the BMW and Mercedes crowd.

    She then decided to open a small stall in a coffee shop, within a year she bought over that coffee shop...she switched to designer cakes, her style.
    Just like yours.
    Today she has employees baking, she the boss and?
    Driving the latest Mercedes E350. And all within 4 years! Not to mention a big home too.

    There was another immigrant lady, an Asian same as above lady....
    This lady too could bake a storm, similarly bought over a bakery store, from there to a restaurant, and within 8 years, she owned 6 very well known hotels at at resort town. And a millionaires twice over!
    Seeing your outstanding cakes, breads brought these stories to mind.
    You have a nice day, have fun.

  18. Hi Lena,
    Your coffee cake looks awesome.
    Love the streusel and the swirled.
    They look so delicious!


  19. I guess I have been missing out alot of good stuffs here leh !! Been really busy with work... such that no time to surf net at all !!
    This looks really good !!! I love the streusel swirls ... they are so beautifully painted..

  20. Danish Chocolate Streusel Swirled Coffee Cake makes me so hungry. It is so nice to go with a cup of white coffee at this moment.

  21. Hi Lena,
    another fantastic bake and that's a good idea with the poppy seed sprinkled on top. I also love how the chocolate on your streusel has oozed out, just it a bit more character.

  22. Wow, Lena. Perfect loaf..looks like from the bakery. Love to have this with my regular latte..yum yum..btw,I managed to buy Roti Paun from KT. I'm surprised at how small the buns are. They look so cute and the texture is soft and fluffy. I like it.

  23. Lena, you did a great job with this cake. Gorgeous and looks super delicious. The texture looks perfect. You are lucky you are not next door. Otherwise, I may sneak over to steal it. LOL!

  24. lena, your amazing coffee cake gives me such an enthusiasm to bake one, right now!...NOT!...but maybe soon!

    Would love a large slice with my morning cup of coffee! xoxo

  25. Oh yummy coffee cake. Can get along eating with tea? haha. tQ for dropping by. Whoa love your last post about the nice crabby stuff.

  26. Hi Lena, the first thing that came to my mind was how did you manage to get a cake to look like that? With twist and turns and swirls too, so pretty! Then everything fell in place when i saw the next few pictures, there's shaping involved, just like bread. So, this is a bread cake :) Must have tasted great!

  27. Eileen, Hundred EIghty DsgreesOctober 14, 2012 at 7:29 AM

    Hi Lena, nice swirl! Sure taste good: )

  28. I love the look of this loaf, so gorgeous! and looks complicated although the steps seem simple!

  29. Lena, I'm not sure if I should call this breakfast for dessert so maybe I'll call it both! It looks wonderful and that technique makes such a lovely presentation!

  30. Hi Lena, this looks lovely. I like how you dig right in and bake these great projects. It turned out great, I know I would like a piece...any time of day!

  31. gorgeous recipe..thanks for sharing..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  32. I love that you added the almonds and ppppy seeds on top of the bread for that added extra crunch, boy this looks delicious

  33. mytheri: thank you! thanks for dropping by!

    mich: you got a beautiful loaf too, mich!

    cheah: thanks! i think i had overbaked it!

    queenie: hehehehe...pasti tak selera makan macam itulah! teruk betul you!thanks for your entry!

    tze: thank you! so you have settled well in your new place already?

    phong hong: thank you! the instructions seems difficult that's why all of us did it our own way:)

    anuja: yeah, saw your loaf too! it's a gorgeous one and thanks for the pick!

  34. dreamer:

    my eye almost popped out reading the 1st line
    sending shivers down to my spine
    luckily not drinking otherwise got choked
    hehehe..just kidding with you only
    but i sure love the way you joked
    yea, that small recipe small family
    perfect for people like you and me
    will see more of these kind in future entries.

  35. carol: thank you, i like how the shape turned out too!

    angie: thanks! i would love to exchange for your bulgur patties if can!

    joyce: yeah la..makes me pening reading the shaping instructions!

    emily: thanks a lot! you too made a beautiful loaf there!

  36. anne: thank you! yea im happy with the swirls as well, i love that cheesecake of yours, it's been ages since i last baked one!

    sues: then you shld try to make one soon!

    daphne: yeah, we have done 1/6 of the book and still 50 more recipes to go!

    kit: alien's lung? hahaha! i think it's very pretty like a big leaf to me! i think most of us are also quite confused with the shaping instructions:)

    diane: thank you diane!

    lee: thank you for the stories that you shared. That's inspiring you know. i wonder if i opportunity to do that ..not here but do cross my mind if i intend to live in another country one day. eh, if i go canada, open business you make sure you come and support me!! special price for you, buy 10 free 1..hahaha!

    doreen: thank you! me too love the swirls.not everytime so lucky can make nice swirls..haha..

    joyce: yeah, what happened to you? is there something wrong with your blog, i couldnt get access to it, i'll try to go in later again!

    yan: thanks! i think all of us who had baked this are happy with this bake but i think i overbaked it a little :))

    angela: thank you! have you baked yours already?

    jen: yeah, i was told that now it's even many buns you put in your mouth at one go?

    qp: thanks, my friend! cant imagine if both of us are living next to each other...but dangerous lor, sure everyday you ask me out for makan...hehe..

    elisabeth: thanks, try it some day!

    bananaman: hey, thanks for dropping by! how are you? can see clearly what you type or not? haha! just kidding..wishing you speedy recovery!!

    ade: hahaha! actually it's more like a bread...the batter will turn into a dough :D

    eileen: i like the swirls too, thank you!

    jeannie: the instructions on shaping the bread quite confusing..that's why i guess most of us did it our own way!

    missyblurkit: yes yes!

    chris: thank you! im happy with the look of this bread too!

    lyndsey: thank you! i wish i can share some of these with you!

    jay:thank you!

    jessica: you noticed that poppy seeds! yeah, still keeping quite a lot in the fridge, so might as well used them a bit here :)

  37. Hi Lena,

    I see that you have poppy seeds as extras for your bread topping too. Like all the breads that you have baked, your loaf looks very beautifully shaped.


  38. I just love, love, your amazing coffee cake, Lena!
    or should I say Danish?...I saw the same one at Anuja's. Such a beautiful swirl design, I sure would enjoy a nice big slice with my coffee! xo

  39. Hi Lena, delicious danish streusel. The swirl is very nice and very well baked. 2 thumbs up for you.

    Have a nice day ahead.

  40. Hi Lena! Your bread looks delicious! Now I know what the author means by twisting and lying flat on alternate sides! I couldn't understand it at all so I just made rolls instead... haha!

  41. Hi Lena!
    This bread really is something isn't it? I was not able to make it for this months bake but I will make it very soon!!!

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