Cinnamon Potato Buns

Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2000
Cinnamon Potato Buns
Wed, 10-17-2012 - 10:13pm

Cinnamon Potato Buns


1/2 small russet potato (about 4 oz) peeled, diced
1/2 C. milk
1/4 C. (1/2 stick) margarine, room temperature, cut into pieces
1/4 C. sugar
1 tsp salt
1 large egg
1 envelope quick-rising yeast
1/4 C. warm water (120 F. to 130 F.)
4-1/4 C. all purpose flour

1/2 C. sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 C. walnuts, chopped
3/4 C. raisins
1/2 C. (packed) golden brown sugar
1/2 C. (1 stick) melted butter, cooled

For the Dough:
Cook potato in small saucepan in boiling water until very tender, about 15 minutes.  Drain potato.  Transfer to processor and puree until smooth.

Add milk, margarine, sugar, and salt to processor and blend well.Mix in egg.  Add yeast and warm water and process to blend.  Mix in enough flour, 1 cup at a time, to form soft dough.  Transfer dough to floured surface.  Knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 minutes.

Butter large bowl.  Form dough into ball; add to bowl and turn  to coat with butter. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, then towel.  Let dough rise in warm draft-free area until doubled in volume, about 1-1/2 hours.

For Filling:
Butter two 13x9x2-inch  baking pans. 
Mix first 2 ingredients in a small bowl.  Punch down dough..
Roll dough out on a floured surface to 18x12-inch rectangle.  Sprinkle cinnamon mixture over dough, leaving 1-inch border on all sides.  Sprinkle nuts, raisins and brown sugar evenly over dough.
Drizzle with melted butter.  Starting at one long side, roll up tightly jelly roll style.

Cut roll crosswise into 18 slices.  Arrange 9 dough slices, cut side down, in each prepared pan, spacing evenly.
Cover pans with plastic wrap, then kitchen towel.  Let buns rise in warm draft-free area until puffed and almost doubled, about 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Bake buns uncovered until golden brown, about 25 minutes.
Cool on rack 5 minutes before serving.
(Can be prepared 2 weeks ahead.  Cool cinnamon buns completely.  Wrap tightly in foil and freeze.  Thaw, rewarm, still wrapped in 350 degree F. oven about 10 minutes?)

Linda T.Smileycons!