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Czech Coffee Cake (Czech) Recipe

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This recipe for Czech Coffee Cake (Czech), by , is from The UWSP Multicultural Affairs Department Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Added: Monday, March 2, 2009


2 cups milk, warmed
2 pkgs. Yeast
1 Tbs. sugar
2 tsp. salt
3 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. mace
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup almonds, blanched and slivered
1 cup yellow raisins, softened in warm water and drained
approximately 8 cups of flour

Combine warm milk, yeast, 1 Tbs. sugar, and enough flour to make a sponge the consistency of pancake batter. Mix well, cover loosely and let rise hour in a warm place. Stir down and add remaining ingredients, working in the flour last. Add just enough flour to make a soft dough; this may be more or less than eight cups. The almonds and raisins tend to pop out of the dough if it is too stiff. Knead 10 minutes on a heavily floured board or until the dough is shiny and elastic. Let rise until double. Punch down. Now divide to make 2,3, or 4 loaves, or one giant houska can be made. To make a single braid, cut off 1/3 of dough and set aside. With remaining 2/3 dough, divide into equal parts. On a floured board roll out the 3 pieces to approximately the same length and width. Set all three side by side. Form a braid by beginning in center and working out to each end. Fold ends together and turn under. Brush with beaten egg and place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining 1/3 of dough and set the braid firmly on t




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