Monday, September 20, 2010

Swedish Tea Ring

My mother-in-law has makes this tea ring and it's SO good. I was given the recipe and finally had the chance to make it. It's a little time consuming, but worth it. Give it a try!!!

Here are the ingredients you will need:

2 packages yeast, water, shortening, sugar, salt, eggs, milk, all purpose flour, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nuts

(note to self: ignore the unfinished window trim and backsplash in this photo)


Start by scalding the milk so it will have time to cool while you prepare other ingredients.



In a mixing bowl, add shortening, sugar and salt. Then add to scalded milk. Cool to a lukewarm temperature.

This needs time to cool so you can add the yeast! And by the way... DISSOLVE the yeast before you add it... which I DIDN'T do the first time...


Add the dissolved yeast, beaten eggs, and about half of the flour. Beat well. Add the rest of the flour and beat until dough is soft.


Turn out on a floured work surface and kneed until satiny. It will literally be a little shiny and pliable.


Put dough in a greased bowl, turn to grease top and cover until doubled in size.


When doubled in size, punch down and turn out on floured work space again. Split dough in half and shape into rectangles about 1/4 inch thick. Brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts.


Shape into rings and place on a greased baking sheet. Cut dough with scissors at one inch intervals... ALMOST through rings. Turn slices slightly, cover and let them rise until doubled.

Bake for 25-30 minutes. But be careful... don't let the inside get too dry!!!


Cover with coffee cake icing and enjoy!!


Recipe:

2 pkgs yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm water
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk, scalded
5 cups all purpose flour
melted butter
brown sugar
cinnamon
nuts

Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 min.


This post is linked to: Hearth & Soul Volume 15

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10 comments:

Brenda said...

I have to try this! My great-grandparents were born and raised in Sweden so I'm always on the lookout for Swedish recipes. This looks delicious and I'd love a piece now with my coffee. Thank you for sharing!

girlichef said...

I would say these tea rings were worth a little extra time in the kitchen (never a bad thing in my book, anyway)!! They sound absolutely delicious and I'd love to sit down to one with my morning coffee! Thanks so much for sharing this post with the hearth'nsoul hop this week :)

Melynda said...

Beautiful tea rings, they look delicious. A perfect treat for Sunday mornings.

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

What beautiful tea rings - they look so delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Bonnie said...

Your tea rings are beautiful. The photos make it easy to see just how you assembled them. I enjoyed reading some of your backposts.

Christine said...

ooo that looks really good! I may have to try it

Christy said...

Your tea ring looks so worth the extra time in the kitchen. Yum! Thanks for linking this to the hearth'nsoul blog hop!

Butterpoweredbike said...

The nice thing about a treat like this is that you know when you are eating it that someone put a lot of love into baking it. Thanks for linking your recipe to Hearth and Soul.

a moderate life said...

Hi Celia! Welcome to the hearth 'n soul hop! So glad you could link up to us this week. I looked for your follow button, but couldn't find one. I adore any type of pastry on a lazy saturday, and this looks delicious! Alex@amoderatelife ohhh, p.s. i found your follow button way at the bottom! YOu should put it at the top or sidebar so more folks see it! I am now following you!

Stacia said...

Delicious looking tea ring! :)