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Cardamom Crescent

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Ingredients
  Scalded milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Compressed yeast cake 2⁄3 Ounce
  Egg 1
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cardamom 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon peel 1 Teaspoon
  All-purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Soft butter 6 Tablespoon
  Cardamom fruit filling 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Shortening 1 Tablespoon, melted
  Glaze 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1 Preheat the oven to 350┬░Fahrenheit.

MAKING
2 Allow the milk to cool to lukewarm.
3 Add in crumbled yeast and stir to dissolve.
4 Mix in egg, sugar, salt and spices.
5 Gradually beat in flour, mixing to a moderately stiff dough. (If dough is too soft, add about 1/4 cup more flour.)
6 On a lightly floured board, turn out and knead just until smooth.
7 In greased bowl, put the dough; cover and let stand in warm place until double in bulk, for about 1 1/2 hours.
8 On a lightly floured board, turn out the dough; roll to rectangle about 12 x 15 inches.
9 Spread about 4 tablespoons of the butter on the rectangle.
10 Fold one end to middle and overlap second end to make 3 layers.
11 Roll out again to 12x15 inches and spread with remaining butter; fold again as before.
12 Cover and allow to stand for 15 minutes.
13 Roll out the dough to 10 x 16 inches.
14 Generously spread with the cooled Cardamom Fruit Filling.
15 Starting from long side, roll up in a jelly roll fashion,
16 Seal seam and ends lengthwise.
17 On a lightly greased baking sheet, place seam side down and shape into crescent.
18 Using scissors make cuts 2/3 of way through crescent at about 1-inch intervals.
19 Using melted shortening brush the surface of dough
20 Set in warm place and allow to rise until double in bulk,for about 50 to 60 minutes.
21 Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
22 Let cool on wire rack and glaze

SERVING
23 Serve as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Cardamom
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes

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