Swedish Tea Ring Recipe

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Swedish Tea Ring
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  1. Dissolve yeast in warm milk and let sit for 5 minutes until frothy. Meanwhile, put flour, 1/4 cup sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl and cut in 1 cup butter until particles are fine. Add 1/2 cup cream, eggs, softened yeast and currants; mix well. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
  2. For filling: cream 1/2 cup butter and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in pecans and set aside.
  3. Divide dough into 6 parts. Roll out each part on floured surface to a 12x6 rectangle and spread each with 1/6 of the pecan filling. Roll up, starting with 12 side, pinching dough to seal. Place in a crescent shape on foil-lined or parchment-lined cookie sheets, seam side down. Make cuts along outside edge of crescent, 1 apart, to within 1/2 of other side. Turn cut pieces on their sides, twisting the dough slightly. Repeat with remaining dough to make six tea cakes. (Three cakes may fit on one cookie sheet.).
  4. Let rise in warm place until light, about 45 minutes. You can also, at this point, refrigerate the tea cakes, covered, overnight. Then bake as directed in the morning, adding 5-10 minutes to baking time. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Carefully remove from cookie sheets to wire racks using 2 spatulas and frost while warm.
  5. For frosting, heat 1/2 cup butter in heavy saucepan. Watching carefully, cook butter until it just begins to turn light brown. It burns very easily, so don't leave the stove during this step! Beat in powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough cream for desired spreading consistency. Frost tea cakes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1676.09 Kcal (7017 kJ)
Calories from fat 878.93 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 97.66g 150%
Cholesterol 124.24mg 41%
Sodium 2343.38mg 98%
Potassium 2176.74mg 46%
Total Carbs 188.09g 63%
Sugars 91.11g 364%
Dietary Fiber 8.81g 35%
Protein 19.57g 39%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 13%
Iron 4.7mg 26%
Calcium 290.2mg 29%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 465.29 Kcal (1948 kJ)
Calories from fat 244 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.11g 150%
Cholesterol 34.49mg 41%
Sodium 650.53mg 98%
Potassium 604.28mg 46%
Total Carbs 52.21g 63%
Sugars 25.29g 364%
Dietary Fiber 2.45g 35%
Protein 5.43g 39%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 13%
Iron 1.3mg 26%
Calcium 80.6mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 40.9
  • 47

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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