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       Title: MOYETTES (CINNAMON SUGAR CRUSTED SWEET BREAD)
  Categories: Mexican
       Yield: 8 servings
  
       5 c  Sifted all purpose flour
       2 c  Sugar
            Salt
       3 tb Butter OR oil
       1    Active dry yeast (use 2
            Packages if time is short)
       1 c  Warm water (105 - 115øF)
       1    Egg, slightly beaten
     1/2 c  Melted butter
       2 ts Ground cinnamon
       1 ts Anise extract OR
     1/4 c  Aniseeds
  
      1.  Sift flour, 1 cup sugar adn salt together.  Cut
   in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
   If using oil, stir oil into liquid ingredients after
   adding the egg.
   
      2.  Dissolve yeast in warm water, stir vigorously,
   and allow to ferment for 5 to 10 minutes.  Then add
   the egg and anise extract or aniseeds.
   
      3.  Add a small quantity of the flour mixture to
   the yeast and beat until thoroughly blended.  Let
   stand for a few minutes, or until dough becomes light
   and airy.
   
      4.  Add the rest of the flour mixture, adding more
   flour if necessary to make a stiff dough.  Knead on a
   lightly floured board until satiny.
   
      5.  Butter the top of the dough, cover with wax
   paper and let rise until doubled.
   
      6.  When the bread has risen, punch it down, and
   let it rise until doubled again.
   
      7.  Knead the dough slightly, then form into balls
   the size of an orange.  With a rolling pin, flatten to
   1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.
   
      8.  Prepare a topping by mixing together the melted
   butter, remaining 1 cup sugar and the cinnamon.
   Spread topping on all sides of the rolls.
   
      9.  Let rolls rise until light and about doubled in
   size. When nearly doubled, preheat oven to 400 degrees
   F. Bake in a preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or
   until golden. Slice thinly and butter generously with
   soft butter. Arrange slices on a platter as desired.
   They will keep for 2 to 3 days at room temperature
   when well wrapped.
   
   Maximum recommended freezer storage:  3 months
   
   Makes 8 to 10 small loaves.
   
   From:  JANE BUTEL'S TEX-MEX COOKBOOK by Jane Butel,
   Harmony
          Books, New York.  1980.  ISBN 0-517-539861
   Shared by: Karin Brewer, Cooking Echo, 2/93
  
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