Jim Coleman Recipes
Holiday Candy Cane Loaves
For this recipe you will need:
To prepare this recipe:
In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water and milk. Add eggs, sugar, butter, salt and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6 to 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
For filling, combine nuts, brown sugar, dates, allspice and cinnamon; set aside.
Punch dough down and divide into fourths. Roll one portion into a 12 x 7-inch rectangle. Brush with some butter; sprinkle with 2/3 cup filling. Roll up, jelly roll-style, starting with a long side; pinch to seal. Place on a greased baking sheet; shape top to form a cane. Repeat with remaining dough, filling and butter. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 35 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.
Combine the first five glaze ingredients; drizzle stripes over loaves. Sprinkle with nuts.
Makes 4 loaves.