Swedish Tea Ring
Posted on December 04 2013
This is a wonderful addition to Christmas, beautiful to gift or enjoy for yourself. Shown here with a Swedish Tradition Pepperkaka (recipe to follow later).
Accessories: Stainless bowl with roller & scraper
KoMo Grain Mill (for fresh flour if desired)
Quantity: 1 Large or 2 small Rolls
I made a double batch giving me a large for sharing and 2 small for gifting.
Ingredient and Method for Dough
- 1 cup Milk (scald)
- 1/2 cup lukewarm Water
- 1 tbsp. Yeast
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 2 tbsp. Butter
- 1 egg
- 3 1/2 – 4 cups flour*
- 1 tsp. Salt
*normally for breads and most baking I do not sift the flour but for this recipe I sifted some of the bran and germ out of the flour with the Electric KoMo Sifter. This makes for a lighter finished product. Not necessary with store bought flour.
Melt butter in the milk then pour into bowl, add lukewarm water. Mix in the sugar and egg. Add approx. 1/3 of the flour and mix on low till blended. increase speed a bit and mix for about 30 seconds. Allow to sit covered for approx. 15 minutes to develop a sponge, this process results in lighter batter especially if using whole grain flour. Add the remaining flour slowly to make a smooth soft dough that will leave the sides. Knead for 12 minutes for whole-wheat flour or 8 minutes for white flour. While that is rising mix the filling.
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans or other nuts
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup chopped cherries
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Mix this together in a small bowl and in another bowl melt a bit of butter.
Once the dough has risen turn onto a floured counter and divide in half for smaller rolls and roll each into 9 x 12 rectangle. For larger roll, roll into 9 x 24 rectangle. Roll each half into 9 x 12 rectangle and brush with butter. Sprinkle filling on it and roll up. Shape into a ring and place on pan. Slash the roll straight down about 3/4 way through and then slightly lean over a bit as shown in picture. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until browned on top. Once cooled drizzle with a thin icing. Freezes well.