Christmas Tea Ring

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Our family makes a lot of these every Christmas, some to give away, some for Christmas breakfast.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 tea ring

Ingredients

  • 1 (1 pound) loaf frozen bread dough, thawed

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Roll bread dough into a rectangle 8 inches wide and 15 inches long. Spread butter over the bread, leaving about 1/2 inch of a long edge unbuttered. Mix brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour in a bowl and sprinkle the mixture over the buttered part of the dough.

  2. Starting with the long edge opposite the unbuttered edge, tightly roll the dough over the filling; seal the roll along the unbuttered edge to make a log.

  3. Lightly grease a 12-inch round cake pan or baking dish; place dough into the pan and form a ring, pinching the two ends together to seal. Use kitchen scissors or sharp knife to make cuts 3/4 inch deep into the outside of the ring. Twist the cut sections of dough slightly to reveal filling.

  4. Cover the tea ring with a cloth, place into a warm area, and let rise until doubled, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  6. Bake tea ring in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes. Cover with a sheet of aluminum foil after 15 minutes if tea ring starts to brown too quickly. Let tea ring cool in pan for about 10 minutes before removing to finish cooling on a wire rack.

  7. Combine confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in a bowl to make a smooth frosting. Spread top of the tea ring with frosting.

Cook's Note:

You can add grated apples, chopped walnuts or raisins to filling if desired. This can be loosely covered with plastic wrap and allowed to raise overnight in the refrigerator overnight. Bring it to room temperature in the morning and bake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

337 Calories
8g Fat
59g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 337
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 364mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 34mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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