Almond Cranberry Tea Ring
- 1 T yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup warm milk
- 1/4 cup sugar or honey
- 1/3 cup soft butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 3-4 cups flour (I used half whole wheat flour and half white.)
- Topping ingredients: brown sugar, craisins, sliced almonds, and glaze
Adapted from homejoys.blogspot.com
Combine all ingredients except flour and topping ingredients. Slowly mix in flour to make a soft dough. Knead five minutes. Place in greased bowl. Cover and allow to rise until double (about 1 hour.) You may place though dough in the fridge to rise slowly for up to three days before shaping and baking.
Divide dough in half. Roll half the dough to form a 15x9 inch rectangle. Spread with brown sugar, craisins, and sliced almonds. Roll up tightly from long edge. Place on a greased baking sheet and pinch edges of dough together to make a ring. Cut 2/3 of a way through the ring at one-inch intervals. Turn each slice onto its side. Allow to rise until double (about 40 minutes.) Repeat with second half of dough.
Bake at 375 for about 15 minutes. I found that it browned quickly so half-way through the baking time I covered it with foil. After cooling, drizzle with glaze made with 1/2 cup confectionery sugar, 1/2 tsp almond flavoring, and 1 T milk.
Serve. You may find yourself with a new holiday tradition like I did.