Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Grandma Nancy's Cookbook

Apricot-Almond Tea Rings

2 rings (8 slices each)

servings

45 min

active time

1 hour 50 minutes

total time

Ingredients

2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast

1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)

1-1/4 cups warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup mashed potato flakes

2 large Eggland's Best eggs, room temperature

3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour

FILLING:

1-1/2 cups apricot preserves

2/3 cup sugar

5 ounces almond paste

1/3 cup butter, softened

ICING:

1-1/3 cups confectioners' sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk

1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In another bowl, combine milk, butter, sugar, salt, potato flakes and eggs. Let stand 1 minute. Add milk mixture and 3 cups flour to yeast mixture; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Place preserves, sugar, almond paste and butter in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Punch dough down. Divide in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into 14x7-in. rectangle. Spread filling evenly to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seams to seal.

Place rolls, seam side down, on 2 parchment-lined baking sheets. Pinch ends together to form 2 rings. With scissors, cut from outside edge to two-thirds of the way toward center of rings at 1-in. intervals. Separate strips slightly; twist to allow filling to show. Let rise until doubled,35-40 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375°. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Combine confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to reach a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm tea rings and sprinkle with almonds.

2 rings (8 slices each)

servings

45 min

active time

1 hour 50 minutes

total time
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