Maple Butter Twist Kuchen

Recipe by Whisper
READY IN: 3hrs 50mins
YIELD: 2 Rings




  • Dissolve yeast in warm water.
  • Stir in milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 2 1/2 cups flour.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Mix in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured board; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  • Place in greased bowl; turn greased side up.
  • (At this point dough can be refrigerated 3-4 days.) Cover and let rise in warm place until double, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Punch dough down.
  • Divide dough in half, using 1/2 at a time.
  • Roll dough into rectangle, 15"x9".
  • Cream the filling ingredients together.
  • Spread each 15"x9" rolled rectangle with 1/2 of the filling ingredients.
  • Roll up, beginning at wide side.
  • Pinch edge of dough into roll to seal well.
  • Stretch roll to make even.
  • With sealed edge down, shape into ring on lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Pinch ends together.
  • With scissors or sharp knife, make cuts 2/3 of the way through ring at 1" intervals.
  • Twist each section on its side with the cut side out.
  • Let ring rise until double.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees until top is golden brown.
  • While warm, frost with icing.