Orange Pull-Apart Coffee Ring
This coffee ring is an old family recipe that's long been a hit with anyone who's tried it. The yeast bread is a great Sunday treat - or the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebration.
Total TimePrep: 1 hour + rising Bake: 40 min. + cooling
- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 1-1/4 cups warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
- 7 tablespoons sugar
- 4 large egg yolks, room temperature
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 to 4-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds, divided
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 4 teaspoons grated orange zest
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add the sugar, egg yolks, butter, salt and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
- 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.
- Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 24 pieces; shape into balls. In a shallow bowl, combine sugar and orange zest.
- Sprinkle 1/4 cup almonds into a greased 10-in. fluted tube pan. Dip half the balls in melted butter; roll in sugar mixture. Arrange over almonds. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup almonds. Repeat with remaining balls. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
- Bake on lowest oven rack at 350° for 38-42 minutes or until golden brown (cover loosely with foil if browning too quickly). Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a platter.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 356 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 293mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.
Originally published as Orange Ball Coffee Ring in Country Woman Christmas 2006