Red and green candied cherries for holiday garnish
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Let's Make It
Cut the cold butter into the flour, sugar & salt using a dough hook in the kitchen aid mixer. Beat the egg yolks and add to the mixture. Stir yeast into warm water to dissolve and add to mixing bowl along with the warm milk. Mix until dough is shiny and in a ball. Place in a bowl that's been sprayed with vegetable spray. Spray the top of the dough and cover with saran wrap. Place in refrigerator overnight.
Roll dough into rectangular shape and spread on the butter, cinnamon, sugar and nuts. Roll the mixture into a log shape, the thickness will be determined by the bread maker. From a ring bringing the two ends together and pinching together as necessary. Make diagonal cuts approximately 1/2 inch thick all the way around the tea ring. Layer the slices at an angle.
Allow the dough to rise 3 hours before baking. Set oven at 350 degrees F and bake for 20-30 minutes. The actual duration of time will depend upon the thickness of the ring. (To push this process along turn an oven to 200 degrees F and preheat. When the dough is ready to rise turn off the oven and slide the dough in.) This should cut the rise time at least in half.
While the tea ring is warm drizzle glaze over the bread and then garnish with additional chopped nuts and/or green and red holiday cherries.