Scandinavian Almond Ring (Basic Sweet Dough) Recipe

Step 1

Beat the egg in a medium-sized bowl Add the almonds, butter, sugar, almond extract, sherry, and cardamom. Mix well. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Roll out the Basic Sweet Dough to a rectangle 12 x 18 inches. Spread the almond filling evenly over the dough, leaving 2 inches along one long side. Starting from the other long side, roll up the dough like a jelly roll. Place, seam down, on a lightly greased baking sheet, twist into a circle and pinch the ends to join. Using scissors, make cuts about three-fourths of the way through the dough at about 1-inch intervals. Cover and let rise for 20 minutes in a warm place.

Step 3

Heat the oven to 350F. Bake the coffee cake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and brush with the milk-sugar mixture. Cool on a wire rack.

Makes one coffeecake.

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Posted by Fred Peters.

Things You'll Need

  • 1lg Egg
  • 1 3/4c Ground blanched or un
  • -blanched almonds (7 ounces)
  • 1/4c Lightly salted butter or
  • -margarine, at room
  • Temperature
  • 1/3c Granulated sugar
  • 1/2ts Almond extract
  • 1tb Sweet sherry wine or vanilla
  • -extract
  • 1/2ts Ground cardamom seed
  • 1/2 Recipe Basic Sweet Dough
  • 2ts Milk, mixed with 1 teaspoon
  • -granulated sugar

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