Swedish Tea Ring Recipe for Christmas morning breakfast
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Breakfast
Serves: 1 large or 2 small
 
How to make a Swedish Tea Ring - easy recipe for Christmas morning. It's a tradition in my family, and this is my mom's well-worn recipe.
Ingredients
Tea Ring
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup warm water (not hot!)
  • 2 packages yeast
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 5 to 5-1/2 cups unsifted flour
Topping:
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • Melted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup raisins or nuts
Frosting:
  • Powdered sugar and milk
  • Red cherries
Instructions
  1. Scald milk. Stir in sugar, salt and butter until melted. Cool to lukewarm (tip: be patient and make sure to cool it or you’ll kill the yeast and/or cook the eggs, neither are good).
  2. Put water in a large bowl, sprinkle yeast on top. Add milk and mix.
  3. Beat 2 eggs and mix in.
  4. Add 2 cups of flour.
  5. Beat until smooth. Stir in remaining flour one cup at a time.
  6. When it begins to form a ball, put it onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.
  7. Place in a greased bowl, turn over once like so.
  8. Cover with a wet towel. Rest 1-1/2 hours until doubled in size.
  9. Punch down and roll into a 14″ x 18″ rectangle and brush with melted butter.
  10. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle. Add nuts or raisins (optional).
  11. Roll up from one end, bend into a circle and tuck ends together best you can.
  12. Snip every inch ⅔ the way and twist open.
  13. Lay a towel on top and allow to double in size. We usually let it go overnight but if you live in a warmer climate that may be too long.
  14. Bake 25-30 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Make frosting and top with cherries.
Recipe by Merriment Design at https://www.merrimentdesign.com/swedish-tea-ring-recipe-for-christmas-morning-breakfast.php