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Cherry Puff Trees

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Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
  Warm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs), scalded
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), sifted
  Eggs 2 , well beaten
  Chopped candied cherries 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 375°F.

MAKING
2) Soften the yeast in warm water.
3) Mix the scalded milk, shortening, sugar and salt.
4) Cool to lukewarm.
5) Stir in 2 cups of flour and beat until smooth.
6) Add eggs and yeast and mix well.
7) Beat in remaining flour to make a very thick batter.
8) Beat 1 1/2 minutes or until smooth.
9) Cover and let rise until double in bulk, about 1 hour.
10) Add cherries and stir down.
11) On greased baking sheets, mark 3 triangles, each 8 inches tall and 6 inches wide, using a rubber spatula.
12) Drop batter by teaspoonful within marked triangles - one spoonful at top, two for second row and so on, ending with sixth row of six spoonsful.
13) Add two spoonsful for "trunk".
14) Let rise until double, about 1 hour.
15) Bake at 375°F for about 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
16) When slightly cooled, brush with Orange Glaze.

SERVING
17) Serve cold.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Ingredient: 
Cherry
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
3

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