Swedish Tea Ring

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  • Published Sep 3rd
  • Ready In3h 15m
  • Servings15
  • Calories324
These are made like cinnamon rolls; however, you make a circle with the dough log and cut only part way through, turning each piece partially on its side to make a beautiful design.

Swedish Tea Ring Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Swedish Tea Ring for 15 servings:

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

Swedish Tea Ring Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook30m
  • Ready In3h 15m

To cook Swedish Tea Ring, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Swedish Tea Ring is about 30 minutes , and you can serve your Swedish Tea Ring within 3 hours 15 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Swedish Tea Ring easily:

  1. 1 In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in the warm water and let stand until creamy, about 15 minutes. Zest and juice the lemon; set juice aside for later use.
  2. 2 In a large mixing bowl, combine the yeast mixture, milk, butter, salt, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, and 2 cups of the flour. Stir until smooth and well combined. Mix in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has come together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and satiny; about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume; about 1 hour.
  3. 3 Punch down the dough and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough out into a rectangle approximately 12x24 inches.
  4. 4 In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon, 1/4 cup sugar and pecans; spread this mixture evenly across the dough. Roll the dough into a long roll and press the seam closed. With the seam turned downward, seal the two ends together to make a ring. Use a little water to help you seal the ends.
  5. 5 Place the ring on a lightly greased cookie pan. Using a sharp knife or kitchen shears, make cuts every inch or so along the ring, cutting only three quarters of the way through. Twist each piece slightly so that the rolls fan out from the center of the ring. Cover the roll with greased plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  6. 6 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  7. 7 Bake until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove the ring from the oven, place on a rack to cool.
  8. 8 Place the lemon juice in a small bowl along with the vanilla. Add 1/4 cup of powdered sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Continue adding powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture is fairly thick but still pourable. Drizzle the lemon-sugar topping over the ring.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 324 calories; 11.8 grams of fat; 49.6 grams of carbohydrates; 6.3 grams of protein; 26 milligrams of cholesterol; 254 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Dec 23rd 2015

    My mom used to make these ..several every Christmas. She used brown sugar , BUTTER cin walnuts and raisins in filling. While it was rolled out she used soft butter and spread it on dough li ...

  2. Dec 12th 2010

    First off I want to say I messed up in the dough when it came to adding the sugar- I should have added 1/2 cup but only did 1/4 cup. So I tried to make up with it when I did the feeling by d ...

  3. Jan 6th 2010

    Wasn't as good as I had hoped. Dryer than your average cinnamon rolls and was challenging to make.

  4. Jan 31st 2007

    This recipe makes a beautiful bread, but the end result is a bread that is loaded with lemon flavor. There was nothing subtle about it. We like lemon, but not so much in this nut roll kind ...

  5. Dec 20th 2005

    soooo good

  6. Nov 24th 2005

    Wow! Does it get any better than this? My mother-in-law is Swedish and it passed her approval (along with everyone else in the family!). I made it for Thanksgiving Day breakfast. I tripl ...

  7. Feb 14th 2005

    This is the best tea ring recipe that I have used. Our 4H Bread project made it and loved it!

  8. Dec 29th 2003

    Great recipe, but needs tweaking. I followed it exactly and it turned out really good, except there wasn't enough filling. Next time, I'll double the filling ingredients and then I think it ...

  9. Mar 28th 2001

    Delicious!