Swedish Coffee Ring

Serves: 16
Total Calories: 188


3/4 cup water
2 eggs
1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
pinch of crushed saffron threads, (see Note below)
4 cups bread flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons bread machine or quick active dry yeast
1/3 cup chopped cilantro or candied mixed fruit
1/4 cup chopped blanched almonds
2 teaspoons grated lemon peels
Vanilla Glaze(below)
Green and red candied cherries, if desired
Vanilla Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
About 1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


Measure all ingredients except citron, almonds, lemon peel, Vanilla Glaze and cherries in bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Add citron, almonds and peel at the Raisin/Nut signal.

Select Dough/Manual cycle. Do not use delay cycles.

Remove dough from pan, using lightly floured hands. Cover and let rest 10 minutes on lightly floured surface.

Grease large cookie sheet. Divide dough in half. Roll each half into 30-inch rope. Place ropes side by side on cookie sheet twist together gently and loosely. Pinch ends to fasten. Shape twist into a circle on cookie sheet pinch ends together. Cover and let rise in warm place 45 to 60 minutes or until double.

Heat oven to 375°. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool. Drizzle with glaze. Top with cherries.

NOTE: If you don't have saffron, just add two or three drops of yellow food color.

For Vanilla Glaze:
Mix ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle.

1 serving: 230 calories (45 calories from fat) 5 fat (1g saturated) 25mg cholesterol 109mg sodium 43g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber) 5g protein.

If your bread machine doesn't have a Raisin/Nut signal, add the citron 5 to 10 minutes before the last kneading cycle ends. Check your bread machine's use-and-care book to find out how long the last cycle runs.

Twist ropes together pinch ends to fasten. Shape twist into a circle on cookie sheet pinch ends together.

From "Betty Crocker's Best Bread Machine Cookbook, The Goodness of Homemade Bread the Easy Way." Text Copyright 1999 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 16
Total Calories: 188
Calories from Fat: 38

This Swedish Coffee Ring recipe is from the Betty Crocker's Best Bread Machine Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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