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Christmas Tree Loaves Klippta Kransar(Clip'-Ta Krahn'-Sar

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 1 pk Active dry yeast
  • 1/4 c Warm water
  • 1/2 c Butter
  • 1 1/2 c Hot scalded milk
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 2 Eggs; unbeaten
  • 2 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts French's Cardamom
  • 6 c Pillsbury's Best All Purpose
  • -Flour*, sifted
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 1/2 c Funsten's Nuts; chopped
  • 4 ts French's Cinnamon
  • 3 tb Butter
  • Vanilla Glaze
  • Red and green cherries
  • French's Colored Sugars
  • Funsten's Nuts (additional)


BAKE at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. MAKES 3 Christmas trees. Soften
yeast in warm water. Melt butter in hot scalded milk in large bowl. Cool to
lukewarm. Stir in sugar, eggs, salt and cardamom (if desired) and softened
yeast. Add gradually 6 to 7 cups flour to make a stiff dough. Knead on
floured surface 5 to 7 minutes. Place in greased bowl and cover. Let rise
in warm place (85 degrees to 90 degrees F.) until light and doubled in
size, 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours. Punch down dough; cover. Let rise in warm
place for 30 minutes. Combine sugar, 1/2 cups nuts, chopped, and 4
teaspoons cinnamon. Melt butter and set aside. Divide dough into 3 parts.
Roll out 1 part on floured surface to a triangle 15 inches at the base, 10
inches high and 1/4 inch thick; shape with hands and rolling pin. Brush
generously with melted butter. Sprinkle with 1/3 of sugar mixture. Roll up
triangle, starting with one of the bottom corners and rolling along the
base to form a triangle-shaped roll. Place on greased baking sheet. Flatten
triangle. Cut deep gashes at 3/4 inch intervals down each side almost to
center. Stretch and fold each cut section back on its side to form a
"branch" . Cut off bottom "branch" on each side to form "base" of tree.
Cover. Repeat with remaining dough. Let rise in warm place until light, 30
to 45 minutes. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) 20 to 25 minutes. Frost
with Vanilla Glaze.

Decorate "branches" with red and green cherries or French's Colored Sugars
and Funsten's Nuts.

*For use with Pillsbury's Best Self-Rising Flour, omit salt. For Fanned
Cinnamon Rolls: Use recipe for Christmas Tree Loaves. Divide dough into 2
parts. Roll out 1 part to an 18 x 10-inch rectangle. Brush with melted
butter. Sprinkle with half the sugar mixture. Roll as for jelly roll,
starting with 18-inch side. Cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Make cuts down
through roll to 1/2 inch of opposite side. Spread slices, overlapping in
fan shape. Place on greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Let
rise 30 to 45 minutes. Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Makes about 2 dozen.

NOTES : "From Pillsbury's European Recipe Service-A Bread from Sweden."

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