Christmas Tree Coffee Cake

Christmas Tree Coffee Cake Recipe

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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

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