|2 pkgs. Yeast|
½ cup of Warm Water
2 cups Milk, scalded
½ cup Shortening or Butter
7 cups of Flour
1 cup of Sugar
1 cup Mashed Potatoes (sometimes I just use instant)
2 Eggs, slightly beaten
2 tsp. Salt
1 cup Raisins
½ cup Chopped Walnuts
Softened Butter, Sugar & Cinnamon
Soften yeast in warm water. Let stand 10 minutes. Pour hot milk over shortening. Cool to lukewarm.
Stir in 4 cups flour, sugar, mashed potatoes, eggs, salt and dissolved yeast. Stir raisins and chopped walnuts into dough. Slowly add remaining flour as needed to make a soft dough. Cover and let rise until double.
Divide dough in half. Roll into a 1/2" thick rectangle. Spread softened butter onto dough. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Starting with long side, roll up jelly roll style. Press edges tightly into roll. Cut in 1½" slices.
Place in a greased 13x9 pan. Cover. Let rise until double in size. Bake at 350E for 20 minutes.
I like to frost mine when they are cool; some people like to frost them when they are warm. This creates more of a glaze over the cinnamon roll. Either way works! I generally just make a simple frosting with powdered sugar, vanilla, milk and some butter. This year I added cream cheese; the frosting was wonderful. Just sayin'
So start your ovens!