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Yugoslavian Holiday Bread

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This Yugoslavian Holiday Bread is a hit with my family. This walnut and orange filled cherried bread with creamy orange frostings is sure going to be your favorite too if you taste it just once. Try this Yugoslavian Holiday Bread and feel free to express yourself about it here.
  Flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon, softened
  Egg 1 Medium
  Hot water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (120 To 130 Degree F)
  Grated orange peel 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Clear honey 3 Tablespoon (Warm, If Preferred)
  Walnut halves 8
  Candied cherry halves 8 , candied
  Light brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), firmly packed
  Chopped walnuts 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 1 Tablespoon, melted
  Confectioners sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Milk 1 Tablespoon
  Orange extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon

1 Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in mixing bowl. Add butter, egg, hot water, and orange peel. Mix thoroughly.
2 Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
3 Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top.
4 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour. Make filling.
5 Punch down dough. Let rest 10 minutes. Roll to a 7 x 10-inch rectangle.
6 Spread filling evenly, leaving 1-inch margin. Roll up jelly-roll style; pinch to seal.
7 Form into a snail shape (coil) on large greased baking sheet. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 30€”45 minutes.
8 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 30€”40 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.
9 Make frosting and spread on top or, if preferred, spread top with 3 tablespoons warm, clear honey. Decorate with walnut halves and candied cherry halves.

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Yugoslavian Holiday Bread Recipe