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Spiced Almond Ring

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  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Yeast 1⁄2 Ounce (15 Gram)
  Milk 4 Fluid Ounce (125 Milliliter)
  Flour 8 Ounce (225 Gram)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Butter 1⁄2 Ounce, melted (15 Gram)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Brown sugar 2 Ounce (50 Gram)
  Ground allspice 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped almonds 2 Ounce (50 Gram)
  Icing sugar 2 Ounce, sifted (50 Gram)
  Tepid water 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon

Mix the sugar, yeast and 30 ml./2 tablespoons of the tepid milk to a paste.
Set aside in a warm place for 15 minutes or until the mixture is frothy.
Sift the flour and salt into a warmed bowl.
Add the yeast mixture, butter, remaining milk and egg and mix to a smooth dough.
Knead for about 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
Set aside in a warm place for 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
Knead the dough again for 5 minutes.
Roll it out to a rectangle about 30 cm./ 1 fl.x 23 cm./ 9 in.
Brush the butter over the dough, then sprinkle over the sugar, spice and almonds.
Roll up like a Swiss roll, sealing the edge.
Put the roll on a well-greased baking sheet, then bring round the ends to form a ring.
Carefully cut into the ring at about 4 cm./ 1 1/2 in.intervals to within 1.25 cm./ 1/2 in.of the centre.
Separate the slices from one another by turning each piece sideways very gently Set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes.
Put into the oven preheated to fairly hot (190°C/375°F or Gas Mark 5) and bake for 35 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
Meanwhile, mix the icing sugar and water together.
Carefully spread over the top and sides of the ring and decorate with glace cherries and almonds.

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Cook Time: 
35 Minutes

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Spiced Almond Ring Recipe