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Christmas Tree Coffee Cake Recipe

Makes 2 cakes


  • 1 cake compressed yeast, or 1 pk dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup milk, scalded
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 cup sifted all-purpose flour, (plus more if necessary)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup quaker oats, uncooked (quick or old-fashioned)
  • 1/2 cup diced mixed candied fruits


1. Soften yeast in lukewarm water (use warm water for dry yeast).
3. Pour scalded milk over sugar, salt and butter.
4. Cool to lukewarm.
5. Stir in 1 cup flour and eggs.
6. Add softened yeast and oats.
7. Combine 1/4 cup flour and candied fruits; stir to coat fruits evenly with flour.
8. Add to dough; mix well.
9. Stir in enough flour to make a soft dough.
10. Turn out on lightly floured board or canvas; knead until smooth and satiny, about 10 minutes.
11. Round dough into ball; place in greased bowl; brush lightly with melted shortening.
12. Cover and let rise in warm place until double in size, for about 1 hour.
13. Punch dough down; cover; let rest 10 minutes.
14. Divide dough in half.
15. From one half, pinch off 17 pieces of dough; shape to form balls.
16. Arrange balls in the shape of a Christmas tree on greased cooky sheet.
17. Brush lightly with melted butter.
18. Repeat with other half of dough.
19. Cover; let rise in warm place until nearly double in size, about 1 hour.
20. Bake in preheated moderate oven (375 F) for about 20 minutes.
22. Decorate with confectioners' sugar frosting and candied citron.


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Preparation Method:Baking

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