Merry Christmas Wreath
|Active dry yeast/1 cake compressed yeast||1⁄4 Ounce (1 package)|
|Water||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Milk||1 Cup (16 tbs), scalded|
|Sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Shortening||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Well beaten egg||1|
|Sifted all purpose flour||3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)|
Soften active dry yeast in warm water or compressed yeast in lukewarm water.
Combine milk, sugar, shortening and salt.
Cool to lukewarm.
Add softened yeast and egg.
Gradually stir in flour to form soft dough: beat vigorously.
Cover; let rise in a warm place till double, about 2 hours.
Grease a 10-inch ring mold; spread bottom with Sugar-Fruit Topping: Melt 2 tablespoons butter or margarine; add 2 tablespoons light corn syrup and 1/2 cup brown sugar.
Place halved candied cherries, cut side up, and almonds on sugar mixture.
Shape dough in small balls: roll in melted butter: place 2 rows deep in pan.
Bake in a hot oven (400°) 20 minutes.
Loosen; turn out quickly.