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Festive Coffee Ring

Yields1 Serving

 ½ cup warm, not hot, water 105-115 degrees F
 1 package active dry yeast
 1 egg
 2 ½ cups Bisquickor other baking mix
 2 tbsp butter or margarine
 2 tbsp brown sugar
  cup chopped candied fruit
 ½ cup chopped walnuts
 Confectioner's sugar icing, walnut halves and candied cherry halves for decoration

Dissolve Fleischmann's Yeast in warm water. Add egg, sugar, and Bisquick. Beat vigorously.


Turn onto a surface dusted with Bisquick. Knead until smooth, 20 times.


Roll into a 16x9 inch rectangle. Spread with Margarine. Sprinkle with sugar, fruit and Diamond walnuts.


Roll up, beginning at wide side. Pinch dough together to seal. Place sealed side down on a greased baking sheet. Pinch ends together to form a ring.


With scissors, make cuts ⅔ through the ring at 1-inch intervals. Turn each section on its side.


Cover. Let rise in a warm place (85 degrees) for about an hour.


Bake in moderate oven (375 degrees) 15-20 minutes. Ice with confectioners sugar icing. Decorate with candied cherries and walnut halves.