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Cobble Bread Recipe
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To make this tender coffee cake, Bernice Knutson of Soldier, Iowa dips balls of dough into cinnamon and sugar, then places them in a fluted tube pan. "I pour chopped walnuts in the pan first. They add a nice crunch," she notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 433 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 287 mg sodium, 76 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, 1/4 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, salt and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  2. Melt remaining butter; pour into a greased 10-in. fluted tube pan. Sprinkle walnuts over bottom of pan. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle 1/4 cup over nuts.
  3. Punch dough down. Divide into six portions; divide each portion into eight pieces. Roll each piece into a ball; dip in remaining cinnamon-sugar. Place in prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon-sugar over top. Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 45 minutes.
  4. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over bread. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Cobble Bread in Country Woman November/December 2002, p40

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