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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • What's for Dinner: Candy Cane Rolls

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  • Ingredients
    •  1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
    •  1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
    •  3/4 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
    •  1/4 cup sugar
    •  1/4 cup shortening
    •  1 egg
    •  1 teaspoon salt
    •  3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    •  1 cup red candied cherries, quartered
    •  1 cup confectioners' sugar
    •  1 to 2 tablespoons milk
    Directions
  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine the warm milk, sugar, shortening, egg, salt, yeast mixture and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Add cherries. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch down dough; let rest for 10 minutes. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Roll each half into a 12-in. x 7-in. rectangle. Cut each into twelve 1-in.-wide strips. Twist each strip and place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets, curving one end like a cane. Cover with a kitchen towel; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and enough milk to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over rolls.Yield: 2 dozen.
  • Nutritional Facts
    1 roll equals 138 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.
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