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