Saint Lucia Crown

1
Servings
2.5h
Prep Time
20m
Cook Time
2h 50m
Ready In


"Makes 1 crown"

Original recipe yields 1 serving
OK
  • FOR ICING

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (1548.2 g)
  • Calories 4548.1
  • Total Fat - 84 g
  • Saturated Fat - 37.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 553.8 mg
  • Sodium - 3084.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 870.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 20.7 g
  • Sugars - 430.1 g
  • Protein - 84.5 g
  • Calcium - 457.5 mg
  • Iron - 10.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 51.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.9 mg

Step 1

Dissolve yeast in Warm water.

Step 2

Add saffron to milk and stir.

Step 3

Add milk mixture, sugar, salt, eggs, butter and 2 1/2 cups flour. Mix well.

Step 4

Add citron, almonds, lemon peel and enough remaining dough to make dough easy to handle.

Step 5

Turn out dough into lightly floured, surface and knead till smooth and elastic.

Step 6

Place dough in oiled bowl and turn to coat.

Step 7

Cover dough with a damp cloth, and let dough rise until doubled.

Step 8

Punch down dough and cut off 1/3 of the dough for the top, put aside.

Step 9

Divide remaining dough into 3 equal parts and roll into 25 inch long strands. Place strands close together on a greased baking sheet and braid strands, shape into a circle and pinch ends to seal.

Step 10

Divide reserved dough into 3 equal parts and roll into 16 inch strands. Place strands close together on a greased baking sheet and braid strands, shape into a circle and pinch ends to seal.

Step 11

Let rise covered until double.

Step 12

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Step 13

Bake 20-25 minutes.

Step 14

When cool make holes for 6 candles in the small braid.

Step 15

Combine all icing ingredients and mix till smooth.

Step 16

Drizzle icing over braids and garnish with red and green candied cherries.

Step 17

Place small braid on large braid before serving.

Tips & Variations


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