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Ingredients

Loaf:
1 package (13-3/4 ounces) hot roll mix
3/4 cup warm water
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice

Filling:
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 cups toasted coconut, crushed
1 cup chopped, blanched almonds
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg white, slightly beaten

Instructions

Prepare hot roll mix according to package directions, using 3/4 cup water and 1 egg. Add cinnamon and allspice. Cover bowl with a damp cloth and set in a warm place to rise for about 30 minutes or until double. Meanwhile, prepare filling. Cream together 1/4 cup butter or margarine and brown sugar. Stir in coconut, almonds and almond extract. To assemble, roll out dough into a 9-inch square. Brush with a little of egg white. Spread filling over dough to within 1 inch of the edge and roll up, jelly roll fashion. Pinch both ends and seam to seal well. Place seam side down in a greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Cover with damp cloth and let rise again until loaf comes over the top of the pan. Brush with remaining egg white and bake in a 375 degree oven for 40-45 minutes. Remove loaf from pan and cool on a wire rack.

Mary Kastor
Rock Island



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