Cherry Almond Ring

Category: Hot Breads
Source: Jessie Read show recipes
Ingredients 2½ cups flour.
4 teaspoons baking powder.
1 teaspoon salt.
¼ cup shortening.
1 egg, well beaten.
½ cup milk (approximately).
2 tablespoons sugar.
1 teaspoon cinnamon.
½ cup blanched shredded almonds. Candied cherries, halved.
Instructions Mix and sift together the flour, bak­ing powder and salt. Cut in shortening. Combine egg and milk. Add gradually to dry ingredients until a soft dough is formed. Roll 1-3 inch thick on a floured board. Dot all over with 2 extra table­spoons butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon, almonds and cherries. Roll lengthwise and place on a greased baking sheet. Now, with scissors, cut almost through into ¾-inch slices. Turn each slice partly on its side away from centre. Garnish every other slice with a half a cherry after brushing the loaf over with melted butter. Bake at 425 degrees F. for 25 minutes or until browned.