Saturday, April 12, 2008

Mashed-potato Cinnamon Rolls

If you want an awesome cinnamon roll recipe, look no further! It seriously doesn't get any better than this one!

Ingredients for the dough

1/2 pound potatoes
2 packages active dry yeast
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Cups warm water
3/4 Cup butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 Cup sugar
2/3 Cup nonfat dry milk
1 Tbsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
8 Cups all-purpose flour

Directions

Cook potatoes until tender. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid;set aside. Mash potatoes; set aside 1 cup. Heat reserved potato liquid to 110-115 degrees. In mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and the 2 Tbsp. sugar in potato water; let stand 10 minutes. Add warm water, mashed potatoes, butter, eggs, sugar, dry milk, salt, vanilla and 5 cups flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and chill overnight.


Filling:
1/2 Cup butter, melted
3/4 Cup packed brown sugar
3 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

Icing:
4 Cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk
4 Tbsp. melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla

Directions

Punch dough down; divide into thirds. On a floured surface, roll each portion into a 12" x 8" rectangle; spread with butter. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon (I usually separate these evenly three ways before I combine them. Then I combine each 1/3 portion.); sprinkle over the dough. Roll up from a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut each into 12 slices; place cut side down in three greased 9x13 inch pans. Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for about 22-27 minutes. Combine icing ingredients; drizzle over hot rolls. Makes 3 dozen.


2 comments:

Jody and Emily Jennings said...

These sound so WEIRD, I can't wait to try them! We love cinnamon rolls. Can you use leftover mashed potatoes?

Jeff, Judith, Lauren, Emily, Daniel, Amy, and Joel said...

Yes, you may use leftover mashed potatoes! You can just add a pinch of potatoes to the water that you will need for the yeast. I promise you will not be disappointed with these!!!