Christmas Tree Coffee Cake

Christmas Tree Coffee Cake

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Ingredients

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

How to Make Christmas Tree Coffee Cake

Step-by-Step

  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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About Christmas Tree Coffee Cake

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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