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Washington's Coffee Cake

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Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Warm water 2 Tablespoon (105-115F)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Light brown sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), firmly packed
  Pitted tart cherries 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs) (Fresh Canned/Frozen)
  Pecans 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Icing 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Confectioners sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Milk 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Heat milk, sugar, salt, and 3 tablespoons butter to warm (105°€”115°F).
2 Combine yeast mixture, flour, milk mixture, and egg. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
3 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
4 Punch down dough. Roll into a 6-inch square. Place on greased baking sheet. Mix filling ingredients.
5 Spread cherry filling down center third. Using scissors, snip sides toward center at 1-inch intervals. Fold strips of dough over filling, alternating from side to side.
6 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 30 minutes.
7 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven about 30€”35 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Make icing. Drizzle over coffee cake.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday, Party

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