Scandinavian Coffee Cake

A Scandinavian dessert.



  1. Scald milk.
  2. Add shortening, sugar, and salt.
  3. Stir until sugar dissolves; cool to lukewarm.
  4. Dissolve yeast in water; combine with milk mixture.
  5. Stir in half the flour; add eggs; beat well.
  6. Add enough of remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  7. Turn out on lightly floured board; knead till smooth and elastic.
  8. (See a recipe for white bread) put in a greased bowl; brush with shortening; cover; let rise in a warm place, 80C° to 85C° till double in bulk (about 2 hours).
  9. Turn out on floured board; roll into a rectangle 8 by 12 inches.
  10. Brush with butter.
  11. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.
  12. Roll up like jelly roll; shape into a ring on greased baking sheet; pinch ends.
  13. From the outside, cut through the ring toward center almost all the way through in 1- inch slices.
  14. Fan out slices slightly to side.
  15. Brush with shortening; cover; let it rise for about 45 minutes or till double in bulk.
  16. Meanwhile set oven for moderate 375°F (190°C).
  17. Bake 25 to 30 minutes.
  18. While warm spread with confectioners' sugar icing; sprinkle with chopped walnuts.


Recipe tags: sweet dessert cake

Recipe posted on: 2021-03-21, last edited on: 2021-03-21, written by: Sylvain Gauthier