Ring a Lings

Pat Duran


These are perfect for breakfast or brunch.
This recipe is by a 1955 Pillsbury Bake Off Contest winner,Bertha Jorgensen- her recipe and Pillsbury's Photo!

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makes 22 rolls
40 Min
1 Hr 25 Min



4 to 4 1/2 c
pillsbury best all purpose flour
1/3 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
2 tsp
grated orange peel
2 pkg
active dry yeast
1 c
1/3 c
margarine or butter
2 large


1 c
powdered sugar
1/3 c
margarine or butter, softened
1 c
filberts, pecans or walnuts ,ground


3 Tbsp
granulated sugar
1/4 c
orange juice
1/4 tsp
orange extract

How to Make Ring a Lings


  • 1Dough:
    Combine 2 cups of the flour, sugar, salt,orange peel and yeast; mix well. Set aside.
    In small saucepan, heat milk and butter until very warm. Add warm liquid and eggs to flour mixture; blend at low speed until moistened. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed.
  • 2By hand, stir in remaining 2 to 2 1/2 cups flour to form a stiff dough. Place dough in greased bowl; cover loosely with plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise in a warm place away from draft, until light and doubled in size, 35 to 50 minutes.
  • 3Filling:
    In small bowl. blend butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in nuts; set aside.
    In second small bowl, blend glaze ingredients, cover and set aside.
  • 4Making Ring a Lings:
    Grease 2 large cookie sheets. Stir down dough to remove all air bubbles. On floured surface, roll dough to 22x12-inch rectangle. Spread filling mixture lengthwise over half of dough. Fold dough over filling.
    Cut crosswise into 1-inch strips; twist each strip 4 to 5 times.
  • 5To shape rolls:
    Hold folded end of strip down on greased cookie sheet to form center; coil strip around center. Tuck loose end under. Repeat with remaining twisted strips. Cover; let rise in warm place, until light and doubled in size about 30-45 minutes.
  • 6Heat oven to 375^. Uncover rolls. Bake 9-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Brush tops of rolls with glaze. Bake for 3-5 minutes until golden brown.
    Immediately remove from cookie sheets; cool on wire racks. Serve warm. These freeze well.

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About Ring a Lings

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Hungarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom