Yield: 1 Servings
|3¾ cup||All purpose flour|
|1 teaspoon||Quick-rise instant yeast|
|¼ cup||Granulated sugar|
|¼ cup||Crisco shortening|
|1 tablespoon||Golden crisco|
|½ cup||Lightly packed brown sugar|
|1 teaspoon||Ground cinnamon|
|⅓ cup||Finely chopped nuts|
|⅓ cup||Candied cherries, chopped|
|¾ cup||Icing sugar, sifted|
|¼ teaspoon||Almond extract or vanilla|
*Sweet Dough: Preheat oven to 400 F. Combine 3¼ cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Heat milk and water to hot 130 F. Add shortening, stirring until melted. Add to flour mixture with egg.
Beat well, adding JUST enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead dough, on floured surface, adding more flour as necessary, about 4 minutes, or until smooth. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
*Filling: Roll dough on lightly floured surface to a rectangle 16" X 9". Spread evenly with golden crisco. Sprinkle with remaining ingredients. Roll up tightly, jelly-roll fashion, beginning with long side and seal well. Place seam side down in circle on greased baking sheet. Bring ends together and seal well. Cut ⅔ way into ring at 1 ½" intervals with scissors. Twist each cut piece on its side. Cover with tea towel in warm place until doubled (about 40 minutes). Bake at 400 F for 15-20 minutes. Cool.
*Icing: Combine all ingredients until smooth. Drizzle on top of wreath.