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Holiday Sour Cream Rings

 Holiday Sour Cream Rings
These delicious sour cream rings have become part of our traditional Christmas breakfast. But my family and friends love the sweet flavor so much, I find myself making throughout the year as well.
30 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 5-3/4 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup each raisins, chopped candied pineapple and chopped candied cherries
  • 1 tablespoon brandy or orange juice
  • 1-1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 to 6 teaspoons orange juice
  • Whole candied cherries

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add eggs, sour cream,
  • sugar, butter, salt, mace, cardamom and 3 cups flour; beat until
  • smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft 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 doubled, about 1 hour. Meanwhile combine
  • raisins, pineapple, cherries and brandy or orange juice; mix well

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Holiday Sour Cream Rings (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • and set aside. Punch dough down. Pat into a 16-in. x 12-in.
  • rectangle. Sprinkle with fruit. Fold over and knead lightly to
  • distribute fruit. Divide dough into sixths. Roll each portion into a
  • 16-in. rope. Place two ropes on a greased baking sheet. Intertwine
  • them seven to eight times, joining ends to form a ring. Repeat with
  • remaining dough. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 45
  • minutes. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool 15 minutes. Combine confectioners' sugar and orange juice;
  • spread over rings. Decorate with candied cherries. Yield: 3 loaves.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 205 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 155 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.