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Swedish Tea Ring Recipe
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Swedish Tea Ring

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"These are made like cinnamon rolls; however, you make a circle with the dough log and cut only part way through, turning each piece partially on its side to make a beautiful design."

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Original recipe makes 1 round loaf Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    3 hrs 15 mins

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in the warm water and let stand until creamy, about 15 minutes. Zest and juice the lemon; set juice aside for later use.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the yeast mixture, milk, butter, salt, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, and 2 cups of the flour. Stir until smooth and well combined. Mix in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has come together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and satiny; about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume; about 1 hour.
  3. Punch down the dough and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough out into a rectangle approximately 12x24 inches.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon, 1/4 cup sugar and pecans; spread this mixture evenly across the dough. Roll the dough into a long roll and press the seam closed. With the seam turned downward, seal the two ends together to make a ring. Use a little water to help you seal the ends.
  5. Place the ring on a lightly greased cookie pan. Using a sharp knife or kitchen shears, make cuts every inch or so along the ring, cutting only three quarters of the way through. Twist each piece slightly so that the rolls fan out from the center of the ring. Cover the roll with greased plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  7. Bake until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove the ring from the oven, place on a rack to cool.
  8. Place the lemon juice in a small bowl along with the vanilla. Add 1/4 cup of powdered sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Continue adding powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture is fairly thick but still pourable. Drizzle the lemon-sugar topping over the ring.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 29, 2003

Great recipe, but needs tweaking. I followed it exactly and it turned out really good, except there wasn't enough filling. Next time, I'll double the filling ingredients and then I think it will be a true 5-star recipe! I love the lemon zest in the dough and the lemon icing!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 31, 2007

This recipe makes a beautiful bread, but the end result is a bread that is loaded with lemon flavor. There was nothing subtle about it. We like lemon, but not so much in this nut roll kind of combination. We didn't enjoy it as much as we thought we would. The steps were easy, it rose very well, and looked beautiful, but not what we were looking for taste wise.

 

13 Ratings

Dec 03, 2003

Delicious!

 
Nov 24, 2005

Wow! Does it get any better than this? My mother-in-law is Swedish and it passed her approval (along with everyone else in the family!). I made it for Thanksgiving Day breakfast. I tripled the filling and doubled the glaze. It was a hit and now everyone expects it next year!

 
Feb 14, 2005

This is the best tea ring recipe that I have used. Our 4H Bread project made it and loved it!

 
Dec 13, 2010

First off I want to say I messed up in the dough when it came to adding the sugar- I should have added 1/2 cup but only did 1/4 cup. So I tried to make up with it when I did the feeling by doubling the sugar&cinnamon (which was GREAT) it made it gooey like a cinnamon roll. I would also cook it at a lower temp because mine was golden but somewhat doughy still. And I didn't use the frosting because all I could tast was the powdered sugar. Otherwise I think it was easy and still good!Next time I will just modify it and probably do a light glaze on top.

 
Jan 07, 2010

Wasn't as good as I had hoped. Dryer than your average cinnamon rolls and was challenging to make.

 
Dec 20, 2005

soooo good

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 324 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.6 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 254 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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