1 teaspoon flavor (lemon, orange, vanilla or butter)
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 small plastic baby, optional
Cream sugar, salt and shortening well. Add eggs and continue creaming. Dissolve
and add milk, yeast and flavor. Add flour and mix until smooth.
Knead by hand until dough is smooth and pliable. Dough temperature out of the
mixer at 80 degrees F. Allow dough to rest for approximately 1 1/2 hours.
Roll out in an oblong piece. Paint with vegetable oil. Add heavy cinnamon sugar;
fold to hold sugar in. Cut into three strips; plait (braid). Let rest until it can
be stretched easily and made into a circle. DOUBLE IN SIZE.
Mix colored sugar (purple, gold and green) using granulated sugar and paste color. Put on cake just before it goes into oven.
Bake at 370 degrees F for approximately
12 to 15 minutes.
Posted by LladyRusty at Recipe Goldmine 1/28/2002 3:36 am.