Christmas Tree Bread

I make this bread for every Christmas. It looks so beautiful and often receive compliments on it. You can also make this into a wreath or two smaller trees.—Shirley Pewtress, Kayesville, Utah

Directions Dissolve yeast in warm water; set aside. In large bowl, combine sugar, butter, milk, salt and mace; mix well. Add eggs and yeast; mix well. Add 4 cups flour; beat well. Stir in vanilla...


Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • BASIC SWEET DOUGH:
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon mace
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 8 to 8-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • PECAN CREAM FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Red and green candied cherries

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