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A German recipe used by our family at Easter.

Ingredients

1 cup milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cake yeast
3-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 teaspoon cardamon
Grated rind of 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Scald and cool milk, then mix with sugar and yeast and 1-1/2 cups flour. Let rise for 1 hour. Cream butter with sugar and gradually add eggs. Add raisins, cardamon, lemon rind and salt. Add to the first mixture and beat well. Add 2 cups of flour for soft dough. Let rise in slightly warmed oven until double in bulk. Spoon into well greased muffin pans, fill about 1/2 fill. Let rise until light. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. You can also drop from spoon onto a buttered cookie sheet if desired. Put a cross on with icing. Makes 25 to 28 Heiss Wecken.

Betty Paustian
Davenport



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