How to make it

  • In a large bowl, combine 1 1/3 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt.
  • Heat milk, water, and butter until very warm (120 to 130 F).
  • Gradually add to dry ingredients.
  • Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • Add egg and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed.
  • Stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter.
  • Cover tightly with plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.
  • Prepare cinnamon filling. I
  • n a bowl, cut 1/2 cup butter into 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar and 3 tablespoons sugar until crumbly.
  • Stir in 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Remove dough from refrigerator.
  • On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 18- x 10-inch rectangle. Sprinkle Cinnamon Filling over dough to within 1 / 2-inch of edges. Fold crosswise in thirds, to enclose filling.
  • Press edges to seal.
  • Using a dough wheel cut dough into 16 strips.
  • Holding ends of each strip, tie into a knot.
  • On lower third of large greased baking sheet, arrange 5 knots in a row, with edges touching.
  • Build a tree with additional rows of knots – 4 knots in second row, 3 knots in third row, 2 knots in fourth row, and one for top of tree.
  • Place remaining knot at bottom center of tree to make a trunk.
  • Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • Bake at 350 F for 25 minutes or until done.
  • Decorate with maraschino cherries, if desired.

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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    Hmmmm, what's up with the low rating? I think this recipe is absolutely perfect and I am going to make it prior to Christmas as a practice run ;) Thanks so much JoyMarie for submitting this 5 fork recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
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  • pink 10 years ago
    I have Bookmarked this to make over the Holidays!
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