Breads, Breakfast

Swedish Tea Ring


Ring Dough:

  • 1 package instant yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 Tb sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp. cardamom
  • zest of one lemon
  • 2 1/2 – 3 cups all purpose flour


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 TB cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 Tb milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


First, heat your milk in the microwave for about a minute and a half until the reading of your thermometer comes out to 105-110 degrees. Set aside. Next, add in the flour, sugar, salt, cardamon, instant yeast, butter, and lemon zest into your bowl. Briefly, mix together. Now, with the dough hook attached pour in your milk and egg; mix until it forms a nice dough that pulls apart from the bowl. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for a couple minutes until the dough becomes smooth and shiny. Take a large bowl; lightly spray with cooking oil, and place your dough into the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place the bowl in a warm oven (around 80 degrees). Let rise until doubled in size about an hour or two.

Once the dough has doubled in size, remove from the oven. Punch down the dough, and turn out onto a floured surface. Roll the dough into a 12×18 rectangle. Now, get your filling together. I did not use walnuts. Pour the sugar/cinnamon mixture onto the dough and spread evenly leaving a slight border around the dough. Roll your dough into a log starting at the short end of the dough. Once you have the dough in the form of a ring, take scissors and cut every inch or so only about 3/4 of the way. You don’t want to cut the ring. Twist each piece slightly so the rolls fan out from the ring. Place the ring on a parchment lined cookie sheet and put plastic wrap over the dough. Place in your 85 degree oven and let rise for an additional hour. Remove from oven; and pre-heat at 375 degrees. Place the ring in the oven and let cook for about 20-30 minutes or until the rolls have a nice golden color. Remove from oven. And, let cool on a cooling rack. When completely cooled; gather together the ingredients for the glaze into a small bowl. Pour with a spoon over the ring.


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