Prep 2 hrs
Cook 0 mins
A fancy version of Cinnamon Rolls -- and easy, too! This pastry looks like you spent hours slaving over the dough. In reality, it takes 2 hours from start to finish because it is basically my cinnamon roll recipe (well, maybe it takes a bit more than 2 hours when you add the frosting glaze). I made this for the breakfast after the Sunday school Christmas program, and there wasn¹t much left to take home! These are our Families ultimate favorites at the Holidays
- 2 cups warm water
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages dry yeast (or 4 teaspoons bulk yeast)
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup cooking oil (I like to use Canola oil)
- 2 eggs
- 6 -7 cups flour
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Measure warm water into a large mixing bowl and dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in
- sugar, salt, cooking oil. Beat in eggs. Beat in 2 to 3 cups of flour. Stir in remaining
- flour. Knead on a floured surface. If dough is too sticky, knead in a little more flour, a
- quarter cup at a time.
- Let the dough rest for 20 minutes.
- Knead dough for a few minutes.
- Roll out dough into a rectangle approximately 24 inches long by about 16 inches wide.
- Spread with soft butter. (Add apple, cherry or what ever type of canned pie filling you
- like, or just Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. ).
- Beginning on the wide side, roll up dough. When the dough is rolled, be sure the seam
- is on the bottom. Grasp dough on each end and pull gently to stretch the dough
- another couple of inches.
- Cut the roll of dough in half.
- Grease two cookie sheets.
- Take each end of one roll and put them together on the cookie sheet to form a circle.
- Use a scissors to cut about a third to a half the way through the dough at two inch
- intervals all around the circle. Gently turn the dough outward. That is, grasp the dough
- and turn it on its side so that the cuts are on the outside instead of on the top.
- Repeat with the other roll.
- Set in a warm place to rise for 45 minutes.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 35 minutes.
- Allow the tea rings to cool completely.
- Frost with powder sugar glaze. Use a spoon to drizzle the glaze over the tea rings.
- Decorate with walnuts and/or candied cherries before the glaze has a chance to set.
- Cut into slices to serve.
- Note: this recipe makes two *large* tea rings.
- To decorate:
- candied cherries
- Frosting Glaze:
- 3 to 4 cups of powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- a pinch of salt
- Add water or milk by the tablespoon until the glaze will dribble off a spoon.