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  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon (1 Package)
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  All purpose flour 5 1⁄2 Cup (88 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Prune filling/Lemon poppy seed filling 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg yolk 1

Soften yeast in 1/4 cup warm water (110°).
Heat milk, sugar, butter, and 1 teaspoon salt till sugar dissolves; cool to lukewarm.
Stir in 2 cups of the flour; beat well.
Add softened yeast and 2 eggs; beat well.
Stir in enough flour to make a moderately stiff dough.
Knead on floured surface till smooth (8 to 10 minutes).
Shape into ball.
Place in greased bowl; turn once.
Cover and let rise till double (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours).
Divide in half.
Roll each half to a 17x12-inch rectangle.
Cut into 4-inch circles.
Place Prune or Lemon-Poppy Seed Filling in center of each circle.
Moisten edges; bring sides up and pinch together, forming a triangular base.
Place on greased baking sheets; cover and let rise till double (20 to 30 minutes).
Brush tops with egg yolk combined with 1 tablespoon water.
Bake at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove from sheets and cool.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4904 Calories from Fat 1056

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 120 g184.5%

Saturated Fat 67.7 g338.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 872.5 mg290.8%

Sodium 271.2 mg11.3%

Total Carbohydrates 854 g284.8%

Dietary Fiber 29.8 g119%

Sugars 212.8 g

Protein 100 g199.9%

Vitamin A 123.2% Vitamin C 0.07%

Calcium 46.9% Iron 204.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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