Apricot Almond Buns

Ingredients: (Apricot Almond Buns)

4 3/4 cups flour – all purpose

1 cup brown sugar -firm packed

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 packages yeast

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup water

3 tablespoons margarine

2 large eggs

1/4 cup margarine – melted

1 cup apricots — chopped dried

1/2 cup almonds — slivered

Directions: (Apricot Almond Buns)

In a large bowl, mix 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, salt and undissolved yeast. Heat milk, water and 3 tbs margarine to 120F -130F. Add to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed of mixer. Add eggs and 1 cup flour; beat at high speed 2 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead 8 to 10 minutes. Set in greased bowl; grease top. Cover; let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Divide in half; roll each to a 14 x 9 inch rectangle. Brush with melted margarine; sprinkle with remaining brown sugar, apricots and almonds. Roll each up from long side; seal seams. Cute each roll into 7 slices. Make 2 cuts in side of each slice, 2/3 the way through. Fan sections; set on greased baking sheet. Cover; let rise until doubled. Bake at 375F 15 to 20 minutes. Cool. Glaze if desired.