Breadtopia 3


Today Chef Suné Niemand shares two new recipes in her delightful Breadtopia series.

Hungarian coffee cake

10g dry yeast
450g cake flour
5ml salt
60g castor sugar
225ml milk
60g butter
1 egg
50g butter
100g castor sugar
2.5ml ground cinnamon
50g almonds, finely chopped


  1. Combine flour, salt and sugar. Add the dry yeast.
  2. Melt the butter in the milk and allow cooling. Add to the dry ingredients together with the beaten egg and mix well to form a soft dough. Knead until the mixture is smooth and elastic.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, rest the dough for 20 minutes.
  4. Knock the dough down. Tear off a small piece of dough, the size of a walnut and shape into a ball. Repeat this step until all the dough has been used up. Keep dough covered at all times.
  5. Melt the butter and allow cooling. Mix the sugar, nuts and cinnamon together.
  6. Roll each ball first in the melted butter and then in the sugar mixture. Place another layer on top so that they barely touch at the bottom of a greased 30cm ring tin.
  7. Cover and allow proving for 40 minutes, in a warm place.
  8. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 35-40 minutes.