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!


★★★★★ 1 vote

makes 22 rolls
40 Min
1 Hr 25 Min


  • DOUGH:

  • 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


  1. Dough:
    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.
  2. By 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.
  3. Filling:
    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.
  4. Making 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.
  5. To 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.
  6. Heat 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

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