Prep 35 mins
Cook 2 hrs
As the title sounds, this yeast coffee cake is arranged on the pan, and is supposed to look like petals of a flower. The coating on the outside of the petals is a little crinkly because of the sugar. My granddaughter loves these. What better reason would anyone have for making something over and over again?
- 3 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package dry yeast
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 cup butter (melted(in a separate dish)
- 1⁄2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 -2 teaspoon milk
- Combine 2 cups of the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in an electric mixing bowl and mix well.
- In a saucepan, heat to 118 degrees the milk, water, and butter.
- Add to the flour mixture and beat at low speed till moistened; then at medium speed for about 3 minutes.
- By hand, stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time.
- Knead till smooth and elastic--about 5 minutes.
- Place in a greased bowl and cover with wrap.
- Rise about 45-60 minutes till doubled.
- Grease a round 12" pan.
- In a small bowl mix the sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon together.
- In another dish put the melted butter.
- ARRANGEMENT ON PAN:.
- Punch dough down. Pinch off about 1 1/2" to 2" piece of dough and form into a strip.
- Dip each piece in the butter and then in the sugar mixture.
- Place the first piece in the center of pan, curling it a little bit like the center of a flower.
- Repeat with remaining strips all around the center piece.
- Rise till double.
- Bake in 350 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes; cool to lukewarm.
- Being careful not to break the flower, transfer to large platter.
- Drizzle frosting over all.
- When you serve it, you just pick the petals off and eat them.
Very easy to make, does take a little time, but fun and my B&B guests loved it.<br/>Thanks for sharing this recipe.