Prep 45 mins
Cook 5 hrs
They are named so because they're cheap to make, easy to make, taste good, and help to net good profits at bake sales. Just a little topping to the powdered sugar glaze, like a walnut half sliced thinly with a razor blade and strewn on top of the glaze really adds to its eye appeal.
For the dough
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 1⁄4 cup warm water
- 1 (1/4 ounce) envelope dry yeast
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon extract
- yellow food coloring (optional)
Optional Fillings (use one (or more))
- ground nuts
- candied cherry
- thick fruit filling
- Scald milk; add 1/2 cup sugar, salt, margarine, flavoring and a few drops of food coloring, if using it.
- Cool to lukewarm.
- Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup very warm water in mixing bowl.
- Add lukewarm milk mixture, egg, and 2 cups flour.
- Beat until smooth.
- Stir in 2 more cups flour to make stiff batter.
- Cover and refrigerate two hours (or up to two days).
- Roll dough into two 14" x 7" oblongs.
- Now, if you desire, you can scatter any of the above listed filling ingredients onto dough, or you can leave it plain.
- Roll up lengthwise and seal edges.
- Form into two rings, sealed edges down on greased baking sheets.one to a sheet and seal ends.
- With a sharp knife, cut 2/3 through rings at 1 inch intervals.
- Twist each section sideways.
- Cover, and let rise in warm place until doubled, about an hour.
- Bake at 375 degrees F. about 25 minutes.
- Frost while warm with thin confectioners glaze and sprinkle with chopped nuts or your choice of toppings.
- Makes two large rings.
I can't believe no one has reviewed this recipe yet. I found it while looking for bake sale ideas. Long story short, it didn't make the bake sale, so I took it to bible study that night. They ate it all up, and every said it was really good and wanted a copy of the recipe. Thanks for sharing!