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Hungarian Coffee Cake

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Ingredients
  Dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
  Warm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Lukewarm water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Soft shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sifted flour 3 3⁄4 Cup (60 tbs)
  Melted butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Seedless raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Dissolve the yeast in water in a mixing bowl and stir in the milk, 1/4 cup sugar and salt.
Add egg, shortening and half the flour and mix well.
Add enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough and mix well.
Turn onto a lightly floured board and knead for about 5 minutes or until smooth.
Place in a greased bowl and turn to grease surface.
Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours or until doubled in bulk.
Punch down, then let rise for 30 to 40 minutes or until almost doubled in bulk.
Shape into balls, using 2 tablespoons dough for each.
Roll each ball in melted butter, then in a mixture of remaining sugar, cinnamon and nuts.
Place half the balls in a well-greased tube pan and sprinkle with half the raisins.
Repeat layers, pressing raisins in lightly.
Let rise for 45 minutes.
Bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Ingredient: 
Nut

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