Friday, October 25, 2013

Cinnamon Rolls

Makes: 2 to 2 ½ dozen


2 packages of yeast

½ cup water

2 cups of scaled milk

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of mashed potatoes

2 tsp. salt

½ cup of shortening

7 cups of flour

1 cup of raisins

½ cup chopped walnuts

Softened butter and sugar and 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, and eggs, salt and dissolved yeast. Stir raisins and chopped walnuts into dough. Slowly add remaining flour as needed to make a soft dough. Cover. Let rise until double.

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Divide dough in half. Roll into a 1/2" thick rectangle. Brush with softened butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Starting with long side, roll up jelly roll style. Press edges. Cut in 1" slices.

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Place on greased baking dish. Cover. Let rise until double in bulk. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

Let cool then frost. I like cream cheese frosting.

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Don’t look at them for too long or they will be gone!

1 comment:

Rich and Brianne said...

These were so yummy! Glad to have the recipe. Mashed potatoes?! Never would have guessed.