Spice Pecan Ring

3/4 Cup Milk 1/4 Cup Oleo
1 Pkg Yeast 1 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Cloves 1 Large Egg, Separate
1 Egg White, Beaten 1/2 Cup Water
3 1/2 Cup To 4 Cup Flour 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed
2 Tsp Cinnamon 1 Tsp Nutmeg
1 Cup Pecans, Chopped 8 Pecan Halves

Heat milk and oleo over low heat until very warm. Combine 2 cups of flour, yeast, brown sugar, salt and spices in a large bowl, add milk mixture gradually. Beat on low speed until blended, scraping bowl, add 1/2 more cup of flour and egg. Beat 3 minutes more on medium speed, stir in another 1/2 cup of flour and pecans with a spoon to make a soft dough. Knead in another 1/2 to one cup of flour. Put in bowl, let it rise, cover for 1 1/2 hours, or until double punch down and let rest 15 minutes and cut off 1/3 of the dough. Place larger piece into a rope 20 inches long, form into an 8 inch circle on greased cookie sheet. Pinch ends together to seal, use scissors to cut 3/4 inch intervals, cover let rise 1 hour. Brushing with egg white arrange pecans on top. Bake at 375 for 35 minutes, cover top with foil the last ten minutes.

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