Kuchen is the german word for cake. Typically speaking, kutchen have a sweet yeast dough and then a range of fillings that you’d expect to find in tarts or danishes, from cheese to custard to berries and, obviously, fruit.
Hot roll mix is basically a boxed product with two packages inside it. One contains a mixture of flour, sugar, dry milk and salt, perhaps with some emulsifiers or hydrogenated oils; the second contains dry yeast. There’s nothing wrong with it, really; it just saves you some mixing at the outset.
From a box sold in Columbiaville, Michigan.
1 (13 3/4 oz.) pkg. hot roll mix
3/4 c. warm (not hot) water
1 Tbsp. melted butter
3 c. peeled, sliced apples (3 medium)
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Prepare roll mix with water and egg as directed. Spread in greased pan (13x9x2). Brush with butter. Arrange apples in rows over dough, pressing in slightly. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, mixed.
Let rise until almost doubled, 30-45 minutes. Bake at 375 deg., 40-45 minutes.