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Danish Coffee Ring

Ingredients
  Dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
  Warm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (105° To 115°)
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), scalded
  Shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 , slightly beaten
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated lemon rind 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Melted butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Toasted slivered almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Glaze 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside.
2) Mix sugar, salt, milk, and shortening, stir, and cool to 105-115 degree.
3) Combine milk mixture with 1 cup flour, egg, vanilla, and lemon peel and whisk until smooth.
4) Mix yeast mixture and add the remaining flour to make a soft dough.
5) Knead dough until it turns smooth and elastic in texture.
6) Take a greased bowl, place the dough in it, cover, keep in a warm place at 85 degree, and let it rise until double in bulk.
7) Cover the dough and leave it to rest for 10 minutes.

MAKING
8) Roll out dough into 21- x 7-inch rectangle and brush butter evenly over dough, leaving 1-inch margin.
9) Combine raisin, cinnamon, almonds, 1/3 cup sugar and sprinkle the mixture over the dough leaving a 1-inch margin.
10) Roll up dough, pinching the edges to seal in jellyroll fashion, beginning at long side.
11) Take greased cookie sheet, place the roll on it, shape into a ring, and pinch ends together to seal.
12) With kitchen shears make small incisions in the dough every inch around the ring.
13) Gently turn each piece dough on its side so that each slice slightly overlap each other.
14) Cover it, leave in a warm place at 85 degree so that it rise double the bulk.
15) Bake at 375 degree F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

SERVING
16) Drizzle with glaze and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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