Almond Filled Coffee Cake Recipe
4 eggs yolks room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 stick butter
1/1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 package yeast
2 teaspoons salt
4 3/4 cups flour and more for rolling
1 or 2 cans almond filling depending how thick you like the filling
sliced almonds I use one can for both. We don't like excessive sugar or sweet fillings.
(recipe make 2 rings)
Heat the butter and milk to lukewarm. In a large mixer bowl using a flat beater, add the flour, yeast, salt to the bowl. Pour the lukewarm milk mixture slowly mixing in with the flour along with eggs and vanilla. Mix until is forms a sticky ball. Place on a floured board and knead for around 3 minutes with floured hands. Place into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and a saucepan cover. Let rise 2 hours.
Roll out, spread with the filling and roll up like a jelly roll then form into a ring, you decide how much or sweet your like it (I used half a can on two of these).
Using a scissors or very sharp knife slice the ring every 2 inches making around 10 cuts. Take the cut part, twist so the filling is facing upward.
Note: you can use any kind of filling you want I also make this with raspberry filling.
+claudia lamascolo author