Breads

Christmas Tree Bread Recipe

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Today, I’m sharing a nostalgic Christmas treat from my childhood. In high school, my best friend Natalie’s mom would make this Christmas Tree Bread treat for our family each year, and I thought it was the most wonderful gift: Delicious and cute, what a great combination! The yummy flavor I would liken unto the cousin of a cinnamon roll with an almond twist.

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2 T yeast
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 t. salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
4 cups flour

Cream Filling:
1 c. milk
1 egg yolk
1/4 t. salt
3 T flour
1 t.vanilla
1/3 cup sugar
green food coloring, optional
maraschino cherries, halved

Almond Filling:
1/4 lb. butter (1/2 stick)
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup rolled oats
2 t. almond extract
Dissolve yeast in milk which has been scalded and is lukewarm. Add eggs, salt, sugar, shortening, and 3 cups of flour until the dough ise soft. Knead until smooth and elastic, add the last cup as needed. Let the dough rise until it doubles in bulk. Make into giant oval on an oil sprayed baking sheet, and cut to the desired shape. Let that rise 1 hour. Add the cream filling, add the almond filling. Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes. Top with halved cherries. *Use this dough recipe, or your favorite. I hope you enjoy this treat this holiday season, and can make a few to share with your friends–they will surely love it!
Nutritions

Calories
499

Sodium
342mg
14% DV

Fat
16g
25% DV

Protein
11g
22% DV

Carbs
75g
25% DV

Fiber
4g
16% DV

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