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  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon (1 Package)
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Egg 1 , slightly beaten
  Shredded coconut 2 Tablespoon
  Green food coloring 1 Pinch
  Confectioners' icing 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Candy decorations 4 Tablespoon

Soften yeast in 1/4 cup warm water (110°).
Heat milk, sugar, shortening, and 1 teaspoon salt till sugar dissolves; cool to lukewarm.
Stir in 7 cup of the flour; beat smooth.
Add softened yeast and egg; beat well.
Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
Knead on lightly floured surface till smooth and elastic (8 to 10 minutes).
Place in greased bowl; turn once.
Cover; let rise in warm place till double (about 1 hour).
Punch dough down; divide into thirds.
Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
Shape 1/3 of dough into 6 'eggs'; place close together in center of greased baking sheet.
For 'nest', shape remaining dough into two 26-inch ropes; twist together.
Coil around 'eggs' (see photo at left); seal ends.
Cover; let rise in warm place till double (about 1 hour).
Bake at 375° for 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove from sheet; cool.
Tint coconut with a few drops of green food coloring.
Frost coffee cake with Confectioners' Icing.
Sprinkle 'eggs' with candy decorations and 'nest' with tinted coconut.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3565 Calories from Fat 727

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 82 g126%

Saturated Fat 26 g130.2%

Trans Fat 6.7 g

Cholesterol 222.8 mg74.3%

Sodium 138.2 mg5.8%

Total Carbohydrates 638 g212.8%

Dietary Fiber 16 g63.9%

Sugars 336.7 g

Protein 55 g110.8%

Vitamin A 7.2% Vitamin C 1.7%

Calcium 22.5% Iron 120%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Easter Nest Coffee Cake Recipe