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10 Cuca recipes for those who love traditional sweets

A delicious German recipe, the cuca is that kind of sweet that makes your mouth water and makes your stomach warm. Versatile, it can be made with different fillings and two types of fermentation. Did you feel like preparing it at your house? So, check out these wonderful recipes and enjoy!

1. Simple cuca

Ingredients

Preparation mode

  1. In a bowl, place the flour, sugar, butter and mix until crumbs. Reserve;
  2. In another bowl, place the egg, yolk, butter, sugar and mix everything very well;
  3. Add the powdered milk, the milk and stir again;
  4. Finally, add the flour, baking powder, salt and mix until smooth;
  5. Transfer to a greased shape, put the farofa on top and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for thirty-five minutes.

2. Guava Cuca

Ingredients

    CRUMBS

  • 3/4 cup of wheat flour
  • 1/2 tea cup of sugar
  • 1 coffee spoon of cinnamon powder
  • 3 tablespoons of margarine
  • PASTA

  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoon margarine
  • 1/2 cup of milk tea
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon of powdered chemical yeast
  • guava in pieces

Preparation mode

  1. In a bowl, place the flour, sugar, cinnamon, margarine and mix until crumbs form. Reserve;
  2. In another bowl, place the sugar, eggs, margarine and mix until smooth;
  3. Add the milk, flour and stir again;
  4. Add the yeast, mix gently and transfer the dough to a greased and floured shape;
  5. Place the guava paste and farofa on top;
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for forty minutes.

3. Cuca with powdered milk and guava paste

Ingredients

    PASTA

  • 20 g of dry yeast
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered milk
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 800 g of wheat flour
  • 300 ml of milk
  • chopped guava
  • CRUMBS

  • 1/2 cup of wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup of refined sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of butter

Preparation mode

  1. In a bowl, place the yeast, a little warm milk and let it rest for ten minutes;
  2. In a bowl, place the eggs, sugar, butter, powdered milk, salt and mix until smooth;
  3. Add the activated yeast and gradually add the flour and milk;
  4. Transfer to a bench and knead until you get a smooth and fluffy dough;
  5. Place in a bowl and let rise for an hour;
  6. In a bowl, place the flour, granulated sugar, butter and mix until crumbs form. Reserve;
  7. Open the dough on a smooth and clean countertop and place the pieces of guava on top;
  8. Roll up and transfer to a greased loaf pan;
  9. Brush an egg yolk on top and sprinkle the flour;
  10. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for forty minutes.

4. Cuca with lemon zest

Ingredients

Preparation mode

  1. In a bowl, place the flour, sugar, butter, yeast and cinnamon and mix until crumbly. Reserve;
  2. In a bowl, place the eggs, sugar and mix well;
  3. Add the oil and milk and stir again;
  4. Gradually add the flour until a homogeneous mass is formed.
  5. Add the lemon zest and yeast and stir some more;
  6. Transfer to a greased shape and put the farofa on top;
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for thirty-five minutes;
  8. For the fondant syrup, place the icing sugar and lemon juice in a bowl and stir until it forms a syrup;
  9. When the cuca is baked, add the syrup on top and enjoy!

5. Coconut Cuca

Ingredients

    CRUMBS

  • 200 g of grated coconut
  • Condensed milk to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of margarine
  • PASTA

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of margarine
  • 1 tea cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of milk tea
  • 2 cups of wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon of powdered chemical yeast

Preparation mode

  1. In a bowl, place the grated coconut, the margarine and a little condensed milk, until it reaches the point of farofa. Reserve;
  2. In another bowl, place the eggs, margarine, sugar and mix everything very well;
  3. Add the milk, flour, vanilla essence and stir until a homogeneous mass is formed;
  4. Add the yeast and mix gently;
  5. Transfer to a greased shape and place the grated coconut farofa on top;
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for forty minutes.

6. Cuca with cream

Ingredients

    CRUMBS

  • 5 tablespoons of wheat flour
  • 5 tablespoons of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • Cinnamon powder
  • PASTA

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of cream
  • 1 cup of milk tea
  • 1 tea cup of sugar
  • 3 cups of wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon of powdered chemical yeast

Preparation mode

  1. In a bowl, place the flour, sugar, oil, cinnamon and mix until it turns into crumbs. Reserve;
  2. In a bowl, place the eggs, butter, cream, milk and beat everything very well;
  3. Add the sugar and mix a little more;
  4. Add the flour, baking powder and mix until everything is well incorporated;
  5. Transfer to a greased shape and put the farofa on top;
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for forty-five minutes.

7. Banana Cuca

Ingredients

    FAFORA

  • 2 cups of wheat flour
  • 1 tea cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of margarine
  • Cinnamon powder
  • PASTA:

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of margarine
  • 2 tea cups of sugar
  • 3 cups of wheat flour
  • 1 cup of milk tea
  • 1 tablespoon of powdered chemical yeast
  • 8 bananas

Preparation mode

  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, margarine and cinnamon until crumbs form. Reserve;
  2. In a bowl, place the eggs, margarine, sugar and beat until you get a whitish cream;
  3. Add the flour, milk and mix again;
  4. Finally, add the yeast and mix gently;
  5. Transfer to a greased shape and place the banana and farofa on top;
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for forty minutes.

8. Condensed milk cuca

Ingredients

    PASTA

  • 3 cups of wheat flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 100 g of margarine
  • 1 tablespoon of yeast
  • ROOF

  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 1 can of whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons of corn starch
  • 1 yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 box of sour cream

Preparation mode

  1. In a pan, place the condensed milk, the starch diluted in the milk, the sieved yolk, the vanilla and cook on low heat for ten minutes;
  2. As soon as it cools, put the milk cream and book;
  3. In a bowl, place the flour, sugar, eggs, margarine, yeast and mix everything very well, until it forms a thick crumb;
  4. Put half in a greased shape, add the cream on top and finish with the rest of the farofa;
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 180° for half an hour.

9. Cuca stuffed with dulce de leche

Ingredients

    CRUMBS

  • 100 g of wheat flour
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 40 g of margarine
  • Cinnamon powder
  • PASTA

  • 1 kg of wheat flour
  • 130 g of sugar
  • 10 g of salt
  • 15 g of dry yeast
  • 4 eggs
  • 60 g of margarine
  • 260 ml of milk
  • 480 ml of water
  • 400 g of dulce de leche

Preparation mode

  1. In a bowl, place the flour, sugar, margarine, cinnamon and mix until crumbs form. Reserve;
  2. In a bowl, place the flour, sugar, salt, yeast and mix everything very well;
  3. Add the eggs, margarine, milk, water and start mixing with your hands;
  4. Knead until obtaining a homogeneous mass;
  5. Transfer half of the dough to a greased shape, fill with the dulce de leche and cover with more dough;
  6. Let it rest for ten minutes and then put the farofa on top;
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for fifty minutes.

10. Traditional gaucho cuca

Ingredients

    PASTA

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tea cup of sugar
  • Orange or lemon zest
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of lard
  • 1 kg of wheat flour
  • 1 cup of warm milk
  • 2 teacups of warm water
  • 3 tablespoons of dry yeast
  • FILLING

  • 500 g Quark or ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tea cup of sugar
  • Cinnamon powder
  • CRUMBS

  • 1 cup of wheat flour
  • 1 tea cup of sugar
  • Cinnamon powder
  • 3 tablespoons of cream

Preparation mode

  1. In a bowl, place the eggs, sugar, orange or lemon zest, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, lard and mix everything very well;
  2. Add the flour, milk, water, yeast and stir until everything is well incorporated;
  3. Transfer to a clean and floured surface and knead until obtaining a smooth and homogeneous dough;
  4. Put it in the bowl again and let it rest for fifteen minutes;
  5. In a bowl, place the cheese, egg, sugar, cinnamon and mix everything very well;
  6. Open the dough and fill with the cheese mixture;
  7. Roll up, place in a greased loaf pan and let it rest for half an hour;
  8. In a bowl, place the flour, sugar, cinnamon, cream and mix until crumbs form;
  9. Brush an egg over the cuca dough and sprinkle the farofa on top;
  10. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for forty-five minutes.

Very easy, isn’t it? It will be difficult to eat just one piece! Enjoy and also check out these delicious sweet bread recipes.

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