How to make it

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast
  • and white sugar in warm milk.
  • Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir the egg yolks and melted butter into the milk mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, nutmeg and lemon zest. Beat the flour mixture into the milk/egg mixture 1 cup at a time.
  • When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. ..about 8 minutes.
  • Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 2 hours.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar. Mix well.
  • In another small bowl, combine the remaining 2 cups confectioners' sugar, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons milk. Mix well and set aside.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Roll the dough out into a 6x30 inch rectangle.
  • Spread the cream cheese filling across the center of the dough.
  • At this time of spreading the cream cheese filling you may also the OPTIONAL your favorite pie /pudding filling
  • Bring the two long edges together and seal completely.
  • Using your hands shape the dough into a long cylinder and place on a greased baking sheet, seam-side down.
  • Shape the dough into a ring .
  • Press the baby into the ring(or dried pea/bean ) from the bottom so that it is completely hidden by the dough.
  • Place a well-greased 2 pound metal coffee can the center of the ring to maintain the shape during baking.
  • If you dont have a coffee can you may use a small 8 inch cake pan.
  • Now after putting the pan or can :
  • Cover the ring with a towel and place in a warm place to rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes.
  • Remove the coffee can/cake pan and allow the bread to cool.
  • Drizzle cooled cake with lemon/sugar glaze and decorate with candy sprinkles.

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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    lovely recipe!
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  • petsitter75 11 years ago
    this sounds wonderful! must try! I love cajun cooking also-I found some good,out of the way,non tourist restaurants,which are always my favorites wherever I go! I didnt know that about celery-interesting! by the way--love your dog! It is a dog,right?? Im a pet sitter,so that face just drew me in!His mom isnt too bad looking either!! Barb
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