Swedish Coffee Braids (Bread)

Recipe by Theresa P
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READY IN: 1hr
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soften yeast with 1/4 cup warm water and 1/2 tsp sugar and set aside.
  • In mixing bowl combine scalded milk, sugar, salt and Crisco, cool to lukewarm, and add yeast and 1 of the eggs.
  • Gradually add flour to form a soft dough.
  • Knead in remaining flour until smooth and satiny, about 5-8 minutes.
  • Cover and let rise until double.
  • Divide dough in two and on a floured surface with a rolling pin roll out each dough to about 12x9 size.
  • Brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar and chopped walnuts.
  • Starting with 12-inch side, roll up jelly roll style seal seams and ends and place each roll seam side down on cookie sheet (greased).
  • Take scissors (or knife) and snip part way through each bread roll one inch apart in a tractor tread style.
  • Cover and let rise again.
  • Brush both bread rolls with another beaten egg and sprinkle nuts over both.
  • Bake at 350°F for about 25 minutes.
  • Allow to cool slightly and if desired ice with favorite icing recipe.
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