Orange Pull-Apart Coffee Ring
Total TimePrep: 1 hour + rising Bake: 40 min. + cooling
- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 1-1/4 cups warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
- 7 tablespoons sugar
- 4 large egg yolks, room temperature
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 to 4-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds, divided
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 4 teaspoons grated orange zest
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add the sugar, egg yolks, butter, salt and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. 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 top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 24 pieces; shape into balls. In a shallow bowl, combine sugar and orange zest.
- Sprinkle 1/4 cup almonds into a greased 10-in. fluted tube pan. Dip half the balls in melted butter; roll in sugar mixture. Arrange over almonds. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup almonds. Repeat with remaining balls. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
- Bake on lowest oven rack at 350° for 38-42 minutes or until golden brown (cover loosely with foil if browning too quickly). Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a platter.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 356 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 293mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.
Mar 24, 2020
First time making bread and it turned out delicious! I accidentally added in the egg whites, so I compensated with a bit more flour and sugar to get the right sticky dough texture. I also used half all-purpose flour and half bread flour as that was what I had on hand. I added orange zest to the dough, and for the topping also added chocolate shavings, shredded coconut, and a squeeze of orange for some extra flavour. The recipe isn't clear IMO about the final process of baking it — you fill the pan with the first 24 dough balls as the first layer, cover with the remaining almonds (and in my case, coconut, chocolate, and orange juice), then place the second 24 dough balls on top of the first layer. This ring was delicious, and the fluffy texture and slightly sweet taste really reminded me of brioche. My family loved it — it is an excellent and delicious recipe for anyone who has never made bread before!