Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Basic Sweet Dough Braided Like Swedish Tea Ring


Basic Sweet Dough  

Braided Like Swedish Tea Ring


Basic Sweet Dough

1 package yeast
½ cup lukewarm water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup milk
⅓ cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup shortening
1 beaten egg
3 cups sifted flour
1 cup whole wheat flour

Cinnamon Filling
¼ cup brown sugar
⅓ cup chopped nuts
⅓ cup raisins
½ teaspoon cinnamon 
¼ teaspoon nutmeg

Melted Butter 
Optional:  Glace
¼ cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon milk
¼ teaspoon almond extract 

Optional:  Glace
¼ cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon orange juice
¼ teaspoon orange rind



1.                  Sprinkle yeast and sugar into lukewarm water and let it stand for 10 minutes.
2.                  Pour milk, sugar, salt and shortening in a bowl.
3.                  Add egg.
4.                  Add yeast mixture to milk mixture.
5.                  Beat in flours.
6.                  Mix well with a sift fingers, until a smooth elastic dough is formed.
7.                  Turn onto a lightly floured board and knead until the dough is of even texture.
8.                  Cover dough and let rise until double in size.
9.                  Punch down the risen dough and turn onto a lightly floured board.
10.              Roll out half of dough into a 15-by-7-inch rectangle (other half in refrigerator).  Place in lightly greased 15-by-10-by1-inch jelly-roll pan.
11.              Down 2 long sides, make parallel cuts 2½ inches long and ¾ inch apart.  Spread uncut portion with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon filling.
12.              Combine 1 egg with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash.
13.              For a braid like effect, fold cut strips at an angle across filling, alternating from side to side; fasten with a little egg wash.  Lightly brush top of pastry with egg wash.  Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons almonds and 2 tablespoons sugar.
14.              Cover and let rise.
15.              Bake in a 375° oven for 25 minutes.
16.              Optional Glace.

BASIC SWEET DOUGH - BRAIDED LIKE SWEDISH TEA RING was made and prepared by Shirley-Ann Pearman

Photography by Shirley-Ann Pearman

Recipe was received from one of my educational cookery classes “Food and Nutrition” at Sandy’s Secondary School (High School) in 1979 on Basic Sweet Dough.


ShirleyAnn Pearman
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