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Cherry Christmas Wreath

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This Cherry Christmas Wreath makes your festival a much cherished one. Once your guests taste this fruity bread filled with almonds and orange they'll never ever forget its distinctive taste in life. Try this Cherry Christmas Wreath and tell me if you like it.
Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Warm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (105-115F)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Confectioners icing 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cream cheese 3 Ounce
  Cherry pie filling 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped almonds 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Orange peel 1 Teaspoon, grated
Directions

1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Heat salt, sugar, butter, and milk to warm (105°-115°F).
2 Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast mixture, and milk mixture in mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add egg and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
4 Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top.
5 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour. Combine ingredients for filling. Mix thoroughly.
6 Punch down dough. Roll into a 9 x 18-inch rectangle. Spread filling down center third. Roll up jelly-roll style, and pinch seam. Form into a circle, and pinch ends. Place on greased baking sheet.
7 With scissors, cut 1-inch intervals. Turn cut sections up.
8 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 30 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack. Make icing. Drizzle on loaf, and decorate with cherries.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Occasion: 
Christmas
Interest: 
Party

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