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- 1 pkg Yeast
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) Warm water
- 6 tsp (30 ml) Milk, scalded and cooled
- 4 cups (950 ml) Flour (to 5 cups)
- 1/2 pound Butter
- 3/4 cup (175 ml) Sugar
- 1/4 tsp (1 ml) Salt
- 4 Eggs
- 2 tsp (10 ml) Butter, melted
- Small plastic doll (or bean)
- Light corn syrup for topping
- Granulated sugar for topping
- Green, yellow, purple colored sugar granules
- Dissolve yeast in warm wataer.
- Add milk and about 1/2 cup (125 ml) of flour.
- In a large bowl, blend butter, sugar, salt and eggs.
- Add yeast dough and mix thoroughly.
- Gradually, add 2-1/2 cups (600 ml) flour to make a medium dough.
- Place in a greased bowl and brush with melted butter.
- Cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise until double in volume, about 3 hours.
- Use 1 cup (225 ml) or more flour to knead dough.
- Roll into a 4 foot to 5 foot long rope.
- Form into a oval on a 14 inch x 17 inch greased cookie sheet, connecting the ends of the rope with a few drops of water.
- Press the doll (or bean) into the dough from underneath.
- Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until double in volume, about 1 hour.
- Bake at 325 degrees (175 C.) for 35 to 45 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- Brush top of cake with corn syrup and sprinkle with alternating bands of colored sugar.
- Note: Cake freezes well.
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