Swedish Tea Ring

  • Prep Time: 1 hrs
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 30 mins
  • Serves: 24,Yield: 2large tea rings
  • About This Recipe

    “This is a wonderful brunch recipe. I like to place a warm dish of apple butter in the center when making this with apple slices.”

    Ingredients

  • 2cupsbody temp. water
  • 2tablespoonsdry yeast
  • 1/2 cupsugar
  • 2teaspoonssalt
  • 3 1/2 cupsflour
  • 1egg
  • 1/4 cup lard, melted and cooled a bit or 1/2 cupvegetable shortening
  • 3cupsflour
  • Filling

  • 1/2 cupmelted butter
  • 2cupssugar
  • 2tablespoonscinnamon
  • 1dashnutmeg
  • raisins (optional) orchopped apples (optional) ordried reconstituted and chopped apricot(optional)
  • Directions

  • Dissolve yeast in warm water until dissolved.
  • Add next three ingredients and beat well.
  • Add egg and lard then stir.
  • Mix in 3 1/2 cups of flour.
  • Gradually add the rest of the flouruntil dough is easy to handle.
  • Place in large bowl.
  • Grease top of dough and cover.
  • Refrigerate until double.
  • (May be left overnight and used early the next morning).
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Punch down dough.
  • Roll out 1/2 the dough into an oblong and butter well.
  • Sprinkle w/ sugar and spice mix.
  • Add fruit layer if you like.
  • Roll up as a jellyroll.
  • Place on large baking sheet and join ends together to form circle of dough.
  • Using kitchen scissors, snip 2/3 way thru in 1 inch intervals.
  • Turn sections until one sections lays on top of the next completing the ring.
  • Let raise until double.
  • Bake until 30 minutes or so until done.
  • Using spatulas remove ring to seving plate while it is still very warm.
  • Pour confectioners sugar glaze over warm ring and decorate w/ nuts, cherries etc.
  • Reviews

  • “What a wonderful tea ring!I used my bread machine to make the dough.I used vegetable shortening since I did not have any lard.I also used 2 chopped apples in the filling.The dough was very easy to work with, I made 2 very large tea rings.The end result was a delicious treat, and it looked fabulous!It received 5 stars from my family and our friends.”

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