Simple Christmas Tree Bubble Coffee Cake
|Cream cheese||1 1⁄2 Ounce|
|Unsalted butter||1 Tablespoon|
|Active dry yeast||1 Teaspoon|
|Flour||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Drained crushed pineapple||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Reserved pineapple syrup||1 Tablespoon|
|Confectioners icing||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Green food coloring||1 Teaspoon|
|Maraschino cherries||1 Tablespoon (Red And Green)|
1 Combine cream cheese, milk, sugar, butter, and salt in saucepan. Heat until cheese and butter are melted (120°-130°F).
2 In large bowl, combine yeast, 1 cup flour, and cream cheese mixture. Add egg. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add drained pineapple and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
4 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
5 Punch down dough. Knead about 3 minutes. Divide dough into 25 equal pieces and make balls. Arrange in triangle, using 2 pairs of balls for trunk. Place on greased baking sheet.
6 Cover; let rise until double€”about 30 minutes. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven about 30 minutes or until done.
7 Mix icing using reserved pineapple syrup. Drizzle over warm bread. Decorate with red and green cherries.