Holiday coffee cakes

Holiday Coffee Cakes Recipe

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Leila Rockwell

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@leilaroc

This is a great recipe to serve at any meal and we like it sliced with a little butter on top and heated up for breakfast or given as a Christmas gift as it was given to us.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
20 +
Prep:
2 Hr
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    milk
  • 2 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 1 c
    very warm water
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine softened
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 2
    eggs--slightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 6--7 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    mashed potatoe granules
  • APRICOT ALMOND WREATH

  • 2 jar(s)
    apricot -pineapple preserves
  • 1 c
    almonds---chopped
  • 1 c
    raisins
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter or marg. ---softened
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract

How to Make Holiday coffee cakes

Step-by-Step

  1. Scald milk and cool until just warm. Sprinkle yeast over warm water in large mixing bowl. Add milk, butter, sugar, eggs, salt and extract. Add 3 cups flour and potato granules; beat until smooth. Add enough of the remaining flour to make a stiff dough.
  2. Knead on floured surface 8-10 min, until smooth and satiny. Place in greased bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover and let rise in warm place until light and double in size, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch down, divide in half. Makes enough dough for 2 coffee cakes
    Prepare your filling by adding it all together and setting aside.
  4. Roll out dough for 1 cake on a floured surface to 15x9 rectangle; spread with 1/2 of the apricot mixture to within 1/2 in" of edges. Roll up, jelly-roll fashion, starting with the 15" side. Place on greased baking sheet forming a ring and pinching edges together to seal. Make cuts in ring 1" apart, cutting 3/4 of the way toward center; Let rise again about and hour. Prepare your second cake the same way
  5. Bake in 350* oven 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool and Brush with a glaze of 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar, 2-4 Tble milk and 1 tsp almond extract. Place candied cherries on top

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About Holiday coffee cakes

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American




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