From an old family recipe, these mashed potato cinnamon rolls taste best the same day they are baked. We like to make a batch on school-cancelled snow days to eat and share with our neighbors.
Mix warm milk, mashed potatoes, shortening, white sugar, eggs, and salt together using an electric mixer in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle yeast over mixture and stir gently until yeast is dissolved and well mixed.
Add flour 2 cups at a time to milk mixture using an electric mixer until dough becomes thick. Set aside mixer and add flour gradually, kneading dough on a work surface by hand until it is smooth and no longer wet and sticky. Place dough back into the mixing bowl and cover with a wet cloth. Set in a warm place until dough has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Roll 1/2 of the dough out onto a floured surface into a rectangle shape, about 1/2-inch thick. Repeat with remaining dough. Mix brown sugar and enough milk to make a paste together in a small bowl. Smooth paste evenly across both dough rectangles and sprinkle generously with cinnamon. Sprinkle with raisins.
Roll dough rectangles up and slice into 1 1/2-inch sections. Place rolls into 7 greased pie pans, gently pressing down using your fingers to squish into pans. Set rolls in a warm place until puffy, 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Bake rolls in the preheated oven until light brown, 10 to 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring brown sugar and butter to a boil over low heat in a saucepan, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Stir in milk and return to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm temperature, about 5 minutes. Gradually add powdered sugar until thickened. Beat using an electric mixer until it reaches a spreading consistency, adding warm water or additional milk if frosting gets stiff.
Remove rolls from the oven and let cool, 10 to 15 minutes. Frost and serve.
Per Serving: 282 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 47.8g; fat 8.9g; cholesterol 21.8mg; sodium 150.4mg.
The best flavour of the flour could make a real deal to your bread. Different brands do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal bread , which doesn’t always getting bigger as well as white bread.
To make this in a breadmaker , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be done in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great limit , as you can work it yesterday , then finish it off the next day.