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Coffee Cake Bread June 2, 2013

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Robin made this neighbor’s recipe, three cakes’ worth, for Adam’s christening in 1975.



4 cups flour

2 Tbl sugar

1 tsp salt

1 cup shortening

1 cup milk, chilled

1 envelope active yeast

3 eggs, separated

1 cup sugar

Dried fruits


1 tsp cinnamon



Beat the egg yolks and mix with the cold milk.  Dissolve yeast in cold milk mixture.  Set aside.  Mix flour, sugar and salt and mix in the shortening.  Add the milk and yeast mix.  Saving a little to add to the egg yolks.  Dump in yolks and mix well.  Refrigerate overnight.  Divide into 3 loaves.  Roll 1/8-inch thick.  Beat egg whites.  Fold in 1 cup sugar.  Spread on dough.  Add dried fruit, nuts and cinnamon.  Roll.  Let rise for one hour – no more.  Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes.  Sprinkle the top with  water and powdered sugar.