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Christmas Morning Cinnamon Buns

Courses: Breads

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozVegetable shortening
2 cups 474mlMilk - scalded
2 cups 396g / 13ozEggs - beaten (large)
1 cup 198g / 7ozSugar - plus
1 tablespoon 15mlSugar
1 cup 237mlMashed potatoes - unsalted
1 teaspoon 5mlSalt
2 tablespoons 30mlActive dry yeast
1/2 cup 118mlLukewarm water
7 cups 437g / 15ozUnbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup 160g / 5.6ozRaisins
1 cup 146g / 5.1ozChopped walnuts
4 tablespoons 60mlButter - softened
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround cinnamon

Recipe Instructions

Dissolve the vegetable shortening in the milk in a bowl and cool to lukewarm. Stir in the eggs, 1 cup sugar, potatoes, and salt. Dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water and stir onto the potato mixture. Stir in the flour, raisins, and nuts. Mix thoroughly for 5 minutes by hand. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for 1 hour.

Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Roll into a 1/2-inch thick rectangle and spread with the butter. Sprinkle with the 1 remaining tablespoon sugar and the cinnamon. Roll like a jelly roll and slice 12 equal slices. Place slices flat in 12- by 8-inch baking dish. Cover with a tea towel and let rise until double in bulk, about 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

This recipe yields 12 buns.

SARA'S SECRETS with Sara Moulton - (Show # SS-1C20) - from the TV FOOD NETWORK


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