Christmas Tree Coffee Cake1
By Just A Pinch KitchenCrew
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- cake compressed yeast; or
- 1 pkg
- dry yeast
- 3/4 c
- milk, scalded
- 1/4 c
- 1 tsp
- 1/3 c
- 3 c
- sifted all purpose flour
- eggs, beaten (plus more as necessary)
- 1 c
- oatmeal, uncooked
- 1/2 c
- diced mixed candied fruit
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.