christmas tree coffee cake

Ingredients For christmas tree coffee cake

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

How To Make christmas tree coffee cake

  • 1
    Soften yeast in lukewarm water. (Use warm water for dry yeast.)
  • 2
    Pour scalded milk over sugar, salt and butter.
  • 3
    Cool to lukewarm.
  • 4
    Stir in 1 cup flour and eggs.
  • 5
    Add softened yeast and oats.
  • 6
    Combine 1/4 cup flour and candied fruits; stir to coat fruits evenly with flour.
  • 7
    Add to dough; mix well.
  • 8
    Stir in enough more flour to make a soft dough.
  • 9
    Turn out on lightly floured board or canvas; knead until smooth and satiny, about 10 minutes.
  • 10
    Round dough into ball; place in greased bowl; brush lightly with melted shortening.
  • 11
    Cover and let rise in warm place until double in size, about 1 hour.
  • 12
    Punch dough down; cover; let rest 10 minutes.
  • 13
    Divide dough in half.
  • 14
    From one half, pinch off 17 pieces of dough; shape to form balls.
  • 15
    Arrange balls in the shape of a Christmas tree on greased cookie sheet.
  • 16
    Brush lightly with melted butter.
  • 17
    Repeat with other half of dough.
  • 18
    Cover; let rise in warm place until nearly double in size, about 1 hour.
  • 19
    Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes.
  • 20
    Decorate with confectioners\' sugar frosting and candied citron.

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