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Swedish Tea Ring

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Ingredients
  Yeast cake 1
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), lukewarm
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs), scalded
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Shortening 6 Tablespoon
  Flour 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs), sifted
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Melted butter 1 Tablespoon
  Nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
Directions

GETTING READY
1.Start by preheating the oven to 400F degrees

MAKING
2.In a bowl, soften the yeast
3.Now combine scalded milk, salt, sugar and shortening
4.When the mixture turns lukewarm add yeast and half the flour and beat properly
5.Let rise until very light, then add egg and remaining flour and mix properly
6.Let rise
7.Roll dough into a rectangular sheet on a lightly floured board
8.Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with nuts
9.On greased baking sheet, roll up like a jelly roll and form into a ring
10Using a large pair of scissors, cut ring around edge at 2 inch intervals, leaving inner edge intact
11.Turn each slice to lie flat on pan
12.Let rise until light
13.Finally bake in the hot oven for 30 minutes
14.Once baked completely, remove the Swedish tea ring
15.Frost while hot with confectioners' sugar frosting

SERVING
16.Serve with tea

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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