The Kouglof, a raisin-filled brioche (sweet bread), is a speciality from the French region of Alsace (North-East of France). Due to the proximity to Germany, Alsatian specialities tend to ressemble German specialities. In this case, the Kouglof ressembles a German sweet bread with rum-soaked raisins, yet it comes with its own distinctive features, that makes it a unique delicacy. This Alsatian speciality is as delicious as it is beautiful. It makes for a wonderful breakfast or everyday treat.
I tried multiple recipes until I found an excellent one (from a fellow blogger who is from Alsace). I made some adjustments to the initial recipe, to make it easier to make in the US and produce the best possible results.
Please note, it is essential to have a Kouglof pan or similar pan, such as a tall and narrow bundt cake pan.
You can find a Kouglof pan on Amazon: