Swedish Apple Ring
Basic sweet yeast dough—easy way. Microwave1 c. milk in larger pyrex measuring cup until it just starts to boil. Add ¼ c butter, 1 tsp salt. Allow 1 tbsp. powdered yeast to soften in ¼ c. warm water. Place milk in breadmaker or mixing bowl. Add ½ c. sugar or honey, 1 tsp lemon zest, and the softened yeast. Then add about 5 c. flour. (I usually go ½ whole wheat and keep it to about 4 1/2c. if using the bread mixer—otherwise add flour until it’s soft dough) Let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk or use the “dough” option on the breadmaker. Dice 2 apples, mix with 1 tsp cinnamon, ½ c. walnuts meats, and ½ c. brown sugar. When dough is ready, divide into two and roll each out to about 6”x16”, brush with melted butter and spread half the apple mixture on top evenly. Roll like jelly roll and place on greased cookie sheet in a ring, pinching the ends together. Cut with scissors at 1” intervals almost through ring and turn slices slightly. Let rise until doubled and bake @ 375 deg. 25 min. While warm, drizzle with powdered sugar icing. Wait till it cools before….Mmmm….