(And breakfast will become the business place of choice, as it was before the hotel closed.) Luncheon regular Nancy Reagan was here on Wednesday and raved, while Adam Sandler already had a birthday party here, and I was sitting next to Larry King tonight.As I wrote in my recent Huff Post article about the hotel opening, the Oak Bar was and is now again the most romantic spot in town.Prepare the cranberry-almond filling: Drain the dried fruit from the liqueur and reserve the liqueur for another use.
Starting along a long side, tightly roll up the dough, pinching edge against loaf to seal. Carefully turn the halves so the cut sides are facing up, and then loosely twist the halves around each other, keeping cut sides up.
(See photos above for step-by-step instructions.) Line a baking sheet with parchment or non-stick baking mat.
Blend in the milk, sugar, butter, salt, cardamom, eggs and lemon peel. Dump the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until smooth, 5 to 10 minutes. Place in a lightly oiled mixing bowl large enough to accommodate dough when doubled in size.
Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.
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