Old Danish Yeast Coffee Cake - Gammel Kaffekage

Makes 2 sheets

Scald milk and cool to lukewarm. Pour ¼ cup milk over yeast and let stand while beating remaining milk with 2¼ cups flour to make a smooth dough. Add dissolved yeast and beat well. Put in a warm place (70 to 82 degrees) to rise.

When dough is well risen (feels light to the touch and a finger indentation springs back), add melted butter, sugar, lemon rind and eggs. Stir in the rest of the flour. Mix well.

Spread dough about 1 inch thick on 2 greased baking pans or cookie sheets. Place in warm spot to rise again. When well risen, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Dot well with butter. Spread with chopped almonds.

Bake in a preheated 400° oven about 15 minutes. Lower heat to 375° and bake until brown.