Orange Glazed Coffee Cake

Orange Glazed Coffee Cake

Ingredients:

1

 

Pkg Active dry yeast

Cup

Warm water

Cup

Lukewarm milk

Cup

Orange juice

Cup

Sugar

Cup

Ricotta cheese

1

Tbl

Grated Orange zest

Tsp

Salt

1

 

Large egg, lightly beaten

4

Cup

All-purpose flour

Glaze:

1

 

Large egg, lightly beaten

Icing:

1

Cup

Confectioners sugar

2

Tbl

Orange juice

Directions:

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Let stand until foamy 5-10 minutes.

Stir the warm milk, orange juice, ricotta cheese, orange zest, salt and 1 beaten egg into the yeast mixture. Beat 2 cups flour into the yeast mixture until a wet dough forms. Knead in enough of the remaining flour, cup at a time, until a stiff dough forms.

Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, 5-10 minutes, adding more flour as needed to prevent sticking.

Place the dough in a large greased bowl, turning to coat all sides. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft free place, until doubled in bulk, about 1-1/2 hours.

Grease a 10 springform pan. Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 1-2 minutes. Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 20 long rope.

Coil braid the 3 pieces together and place in prepared pan, tucking ends under. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft free place until doubled in bulk, about 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425F. Brush the dough with the glaze. Bake until the top of cake is golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Turn the cake out onto a wire rack to cool.

Icing: Ina small bowl, add the confectioners sugar and orange juice, stirring until smooth, Spread icing over warm cake.

 

 

Yields

12 servings

 

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