Swedish Tea Ring

Posted on December 04 2013

Swedish Ring and Pepperkaka

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.

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.

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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.

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