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Swedish Tea Ring

Europe, East: Norway

This recipe is very important to my family. It was passed down from two generations. It comes from my greatgrandma from Norway.

It is mostly served around the Holidays. I remember that when I was little I played in the dough and put flower on my face.


1/2 cups warm water
3 pkage dry yeast
1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of Crisco
2 eggs
2 tsp. of salt
5 cups of flour


First,in a large bowl mix ingredients, adding one at a time.

Next, knead until spongy on floured board (if too sticky, gradually knead in up to 1 1/2 cups of additional flour).

Then, set in a greased bowl and let rise for 1 hour. Punch down the dough and let rise for another hour.

Then, cut dough in half, roll out 1/2 of dough.

Next,cover with butter and sprinkle 2 tbsp.of cinnamon on top of butter. Then, sprinkle 2tbsp.of suger on butter and cinnamon.

Next,roll into long roll, shape into circle on cookie sheet
and make snips in the top with scissors.

Last, bake at 400 degrees for 15 min. Frost with powdered sugar frosting.

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