One of my favorites any time of the year to make this is around Easter or really any Holiday. It's really special. The time spent making this beauty is well worth it. Delicious, soft dough with an almond filling is perfect for entertaining and impressing guests.
This almond filled coffee cake is a delicious addition to that cup of coffee in the morning and a treat for sure! Check out my simple instructions to make this beautiful risen pastry ring!
During the holiday season, I like to make a festive creations like this almond filled coffee cake.
I use red and green candied cherries, drizzled with a little thin set frosting and sliced almonds. I try to make them look like a holly wreath for Christmas.
Today since I am thinking back when mom made this in the cooler months, I wanted to have a slice, reminiscing about the old days.
She just loved to create delicious yeast risen coffee cakes like this one.
It is a little time consuming but truly a work of art how it cooks after it's cut and twisted. Then it pulls apart so easy.
Everyone thinks I am a baking genius when I serve this twisted open filled ring. It really is pretty awesome looking. Such a great feeling of baking accomplishment.
It's always nice to be complimented on something so easy to make that looks so complicated and not at all. My one tip is not to overfill the dough, spread it thin. The first time I made it, I didn't know what to do with the extra filling and opened two cans. So I slathered it in there. That was an ooey gooey mess.
I didn't really appreciate the bread part because it was overfilled with this almond filling and over powering. Just a little goes a long way in flavor. If you really love the sugary sweet than use more. It's really a preference of taste.
When mom would make the pecan one, I love that as well. She would first brush the dough with butter. Then she would add apricot jam in a bowl with the pecans and heat till spreadable only a minute. Spread that on the dough and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Proceed the same way. I was the almond lover in the house. You could do the same with any kind of nuts.
Then dad's favorite was raspberry. Spread with butter on the dough then the raspberry seedless jam. The still brush with eggs whites and add the almonds sliced on top.
If you have another idea in mind please do share in the comments would love to know how you would fill yours or have filled yours with!
Mom was a pro at it, she made it often. Dad like a raspberry filling and she actually loved her pecan and cinnamon sugar filling, much like a cookie filling or used for cinnamon rolls with pecans.
I happen to love almonds. This is a sweet dough with a delicious almond filling.
You can use this dough with any of your favorite fillings and great anytime of the year. This one is a classic coffee cake made with yeast and a delicate dough worth all the efforts it takes