Christmas Tree Coffee Cake Recipe

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Christmas Tree Coffee Cake

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Ingredients

1
cake compressed yeast; or
1 pkg
dry yeast
3/4 c
milk, scalded
1/4 c
sugar
1 tsp
salt
1/3 c
butter
3 c
sifted all purpose flour
2
eggs, beaten (plus more as necessary)
1 c
oatmeal, uncooked
1/2 c
diced mixed candied fruit

Step-By-Step

1Soften yeast in lukewarm water. (Use warm water for dry yeast.)

2Pour scalded milk over sugar, salt and butter.

3Cool to lukewarm.

4Stir in 1 cup flour and eggs.

5Add softened yeast and oats.

6Combine 1/4 cup flour and candied fruits; stir to coat fruits evenly with flour.

7Add to dough; mix well.

8Stir in enough more flour to make a soft dough.

9Turn out on lightly floured board or canvas; knead until smooth and satiny, about 10 minutes.

10Round dough into ball; place in greased bowl; brush lightly with melted shortening.

11Cover and let rise in warm place until double in size, about 1 hour.

12Punch dough down; cover; let rest 10 minutes.

13Divide dough in half.

14From one half, pinch off 17 pieces of dough; shape to form balls.

15Arrange balls in the shape of a Christmas tree on greased cookie sheet.

16Brush lightly with melted butter.

17Repeat with other half of dough.

18Cover; let rise in warm place until nearly double in size, about 1 hour.

19Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes.

20Decorate with confectioners' sugar frosting and candied citron.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast, Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy