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Creamy Chive Rings

 Creamy Chive Rings
Recently I served Creamy Chive Rings at lunch at my Home Extension Club meeting. Next meeting I had to bring copies of the recipe for everyone there!
32 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 3-3/4 to 4-1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, divided
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • FILLING:
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup minced chives
  • Sesame or poppy seeds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a
  • saucepan, heat the milk, 6 tablespoons butter, potato flakes and
  • water to 120°-130°. Add to the dry ingredients; beat just
  • until moistened. Beat in egg until smooth. Stir in enough remaining
  • flour to form a stiff 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.

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Creamy Chive Rings (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • In a heavy saucepan, combine the egg, cream and salt; cook over low
  • heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in the chives. Cool.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto lightly floured surface; divide in half.
  • Roll one portion into a 16-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Spread half of
  • the filling over dough to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up
  • jelly-roll style, starting with a short side; pinch seam to seal.
  • Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet; pinch ends together
  • to form a ring.
  • With scissors, cut from the outside edge to two-thirds of the way
  • toward the center of the ring at 1-in. intervals. Separate strips
  • slightly; twist to allow filling to show. Melt the remaining butter;
  • brush over ring. Sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds. Repeat with
  • remaining dough and filling. Cover and let rise in a warm place
  • until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove
  • from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 rings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 118 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 169 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.