Wow your guests with the beautiful presentation of this Swedish tea ring! An easy sweet yeast dough, filled with sugar & spice, drizzled with a sweet glaze.

Swedish Tea Ring: a wreath-shaped cinnamon roll loaf drizzled with confectioners' glaze. food breakfast cinnamon rolls #ad @whitelilyflour

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You might remember a month or so ago I shared this Gooey Butter Pie recipe, and talked a little bit about my time in Nashville with White Lily Flour and Linda Carman. Well, this is what we were up to!

If you’re a regular reader here, you probably already know that when it comes to baking, there’s one thing that I don’t feel super-confident about. And that’s yeast breads! But Linda was so kind and helpful, and offered so many great tips and insights that I’m happy to share with you today.

This Swedish tea ring has such a gorgeous presentation, and it's deceptively simple to create.  Soft, sweet yeast dough swirled with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with a sweet glaze.  Sort of like a pull-apart cinnamon roll bread.  food breakfast cinnamon rolls #ad @whitelilyflour

As you can see from the video below, we mainly focused on the Swedish tea ring. This is such a gorgeous presentation, and deceptively simple to achieve. I’ve recreated it here for you today, and I’m sharing Linda’s recipe below.

This Swedish tea ring has such a gorgeous presentation, and it's deceptively simple to create.  Soft, sweet yeast dough swirled with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with a sweet glaze.  Sort of like a pull-apart cinnamon roll bread.  food breakfast cinnamon rolls #ad @whitelilyflour

But you can do a lot more than just a Swedish tea ring with this easy recipe! Linda often uses the same sweet roll dough for all kinds of baked goods, such as cinnamon rolls, cinnamon raisin bread, doughnuts, coffee cakes and all kinds of other sweet breads.

I think you’ll find this sweet yeast dough recipe really delicious and easy to make. And if you go the Swedish tea ring route, really impressive to boot! Just think of how perfect this would be for an Easter, Father’s Day, or New Years Day brunch!

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Swedish Tea Ring: a wreath-shaped cinnamon roll loaf drizzled with confectioners' glaze.  food breakfast cinnamon rolls  #ad @whitelilyflour

More great brunch recipes on my “Breakfast/Brunch Recipes” Pinterest board!


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More great brunch recipes on my “Breakfast/Brunch Recipes” Pinterest board!


This post contains affiliate sales links.

Swedish Tea Ring
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
20 mins
Resting Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 55 mins
 

Wow your guests with the beautiful presentation of this Swedish tea ring!  An easy sweet yeast dough, filled with sugar & spice, drizzled with a sweet glaze.

Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon, cinnamon roll, swedish tea ring, wreath
Servings: 12
Calories: 239 kcal
Ingredients
For the sweet yeast dough
  • 1/4 ounce active dry yeast (1 packet)
  • 1/4 cup warm water (105° F to 115° F)
  • 1/4 cup milk, scalded
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening (I substituted unsalted butter, softened)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 1/4 cups White Lily® All-Purpose Flour (you may need as much as to 2 1/2 cups)
For the filling
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
For the glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
Instructions
To make the sweet yeast dough:
  1. Dissolve the yeast in a liquid measuring cup with warm water; set aside.
  2. Combine the hot milk, sugar, salt and shortening (or butter) in large mixing bowl. Cool to lukewarm.
  3. Add eggs, 1 cup of flour and dissolved yeast, stirring well after each addition.
  4. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board or pastry cloth. Cover with the bowl and let it rest for 10 minutes. Knead the dough until smooth and elastic (8 to 10 minutes).
  6. Place the dough in a large greased bowl; turn once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in bulk (about 1 1/2 hours).
  7. Punch the dough down; let it rest 10 minutes.
To fill/shape:
  1. Lightly mist a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. On lightly floured board or pastry cloth, roll out into a 20 x 7-inch rectangle.
  3. Brush with melted butter to within one inch of edges.
  4. Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; sprinkle evenly over dough.
  5. Roll up jelly-roll style, beginning with long side. Press to seal edges.
  6. Place seam side down on baking sheet. Shape into a ring and pinch ends together to seal.
  7. Use scissors or a sharp knife to cut the dough at 1-inch intervals around ring, cutting two-thirds through the roll with each cut.
  8. Gently turn each cut piece on its side, slightly overlapping slices.
  9. Cover and let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.
  10. Heat oven to 375° F. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Remove from baking sheet to cool on a wire rack, and drizzle with glaze.
To make the glaze:
  1. Stir the confectioners’ sugar and milk together in a small bowl until smooth.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Swedish Tea Ring
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 203mg 8%
Potassium 42mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Sugars 22g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1.7%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 6.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This Swedish tea ring has such a gorgeous presentation, and it's deceptively simple to create. Soft, sweet yeast dough swirled with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with a sweet glaze. Sort of like a pull-apart cinnamon roll bread. food breakfast cinnamon rolls #ad @whitelilyflour