Granulated sugar for topping - green, yellow, purple
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk and about 1/2 cup of flour. In a
large bowl, blend butter, sugar, salt and eggs. Add yeast dough and mix thoroughly.
Gradually, add 2 1/2 cups flour to make a medium dough. Place in a greased bowl
and brush with melted butter. Cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise until
double in volume, about 3 hours.
Use 1 cup or more flour to knead dough and roll into a 4 to 5 foot long
rope. Form into a oval on a 14 x 17-inch greased cookie sheet, connecting ends
of the rope with a few drops of water. Press the doll (or bean) into the dough
from underneath. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until double in volume,
about 1 hour.
Bake at 325 degrees F for 35 to 45 minutes or until lightly browned.
Brush top of cake with corn syrup and sprinkle with alternating bands of
Cake freezes well.
Posted by Tiffany at Recipe Goldmine 1/27/2002 6:10 pm.