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Swedish Coffee Ring

Serves: 2
Total Calories: 2,689


1 package yeast active dry
1/4 cup water lukewarm (105° to 115° F)
1/3 cup sugar + 1/2 teaspoon
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk scalded
1 egg beaten
1/2 cup potato cold mashed
3 cups flour
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
* See note below.
* Part two.
1 cup nuts chopped
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cardamon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon cinnamon ground
1/2 cup currants or raisins soaked in 1/4 cup rum or fruit-flavored liqueur (optional)
* Part two.
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract


* Soften yeast in warm water stir in 1/2 teaspoon sugar. In large mixing bowl, combine 1/3 cup sugar, butter or margarine, salt and scalded milk cool to lukewarm. Blend in egg, mashed potatoes and yeast. Gradually add flour to form a stiff dough, beating well after each addition. Knead on floured surface 3 to 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover let rise in warm place (85° to 90° F) until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Cover. Store in refrigerator at least 2 hours (not over 3 days). When ready to bake, punch dough down, divide in 2 portions and mold into balls roll out each portion into an 18 x 10-inch rectangle. Brush each with 1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine. Prepare following filling. Filling:
*Sprinkle each rectangle with filling. Place a sheet of wax paper over the sprinkled dough roll with rolling pin over the paper to push the filling into the dough. Remove wax paper. Roll as for a jelly roll, starting with 18-inch side. Place each roll on a greased baking sheet shape into a ring, overlapping the ends. Snip sections with kitchen scissors 1 1/2 inches apart, cutting each to within 1 inch of center. Turn each cut section slightly to one side to form a wreath Let rise in warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake in a preheated 350° F oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. When cool prepare Almond Glaze, below:

Almond Glaze:
*Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Dribble over coffee ring.

Note: This can also be made in 2 greased 6 1/2 -cup ring molds and the top snipped with scissors.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 2
Total Calories: 2,689
Calories from Fat: 813

This Swedish Coffee Ring recipe is from the Holiday Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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