Moravian sugar cake

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 mediums Potatoes
1 pack Active dry yeast or 1
Cake compressed
½ cup Warm water
¼ cup Butter; soft
½ cup Shortening
1 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
2 Eggs; well beaten
4 cups (about) all-purpose
Flour; sifted
Butter
Brown sugar
Cinnamon

Recipe by: The American Heritage Cookbook - ISBN 0-8281-04-03-4 Pare potatoes and cook in boiling water until tender. Drain (reserve 1 cup of water) and mash potatoes until smooth. Sprinkle yeast over warm water to dissolve. Combine hot mashed potatoes with butter, shortening, sugar and salt. Mix thoroughly and when cooled to lukewarm, stir in 1 cup of potato water and the dissolved yeast.

Cover with a tea towel and plac ein a warm spot until spongy-looking.

Beat the mixture with eggs and enough flour to make a soft dough.

Cover again and let rise in a warm place until double in size. Divide dough in half and make an even layer in 2 greased 11¼ x 7 ½ x 1 ½-inch baking pans. Let rise the third time until light, then with your finger poke holes in the dough, filling the holes with generous amounts of butter and brown sugar. Sprinkle top with cinnamon and bake in preheated 375° F oven for 20 to 30 mins. Cool and cut into squares to serve.

From: Dan Klepach

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