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Almond Twirl Bread

Makes: 18 servings Yield: 1 ring (18 servings)
Almond Twirl Bread
Ingredients
  • 3 3/4 - 4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  package  active dry yeast
  • 1  cup  milk
  • 1/3  cup  granulated sugar
  • 1/3  cup  margarine or butter
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 2  eggs
  • 1  Almond Filling (see recipe below)
  • 1/2  cup  sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1 - 2  teaspoons  milk
  • 1/4  cup  sliced almonds, toasted
Directions

1. In a large mixing bowl combine 2 cups of the flour and the yeast. In a small saucepan heat and stir milk, sugar, margarine or butter, and salt just until warm (120 degree F to 130 degree F) and margarine almost melts. Add to dry mixture in mixing bowl; add eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping the side of the bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.

2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes total). Shape dough into a ball. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease surface of dough. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double in size (about 1 hour).

3. Punch dough down. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Meanwhile, lightly grease a large baking sheet.

4. Roll dough to an 18x12-inch rectangle. Sprinkle with Almond Filling. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting from a long side. Seal seam. Place seam side down, on prepared baking sheet. Shape into a ring; press ends together to seal. Using kitchen scissors, snip at 1-inch intervals, making each cut two-thirds of the way to center. Gently turn each section slightly to a side. Cover and let rise in warm place until nearly double in size (about 30 minutes).

5. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when lightly tapped. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

6. For icing, in a small bowl combine the powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough of the 1 to 2 teaspoons milk to make of drizzling consistency. Drizzle over bread. Top with sliced almonds. Makes 1 ring (18 servings).

Almond Filling
Ingredients
  • 1/3  cup  granulated sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  margarine or butter
  • 1/2  cup  ground almonds
Directions

1. In a small mixing bowl beat sugar and margarine or butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Stir in ground almonds.

Nutrition Facts (Almond Twirl Bread)
  • Servings Per Recipe 18,
  • cal. (kcal) 203,
  • Fat, total (g) 8,
  • chol. (mg) 25,
  • carb. (g) 28,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 5,
  • sodium (mg) 128,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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