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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It is Mystery Quilt Time

What better to go with a new mystery quilt, but home baked rolls and doughnuts. Yum!
Yesterday morning I was up around 7 and started with Dad Funk's Rolls. The recipe was found in the midst of some cookbooks that Ma Funk gave to DH when she moved into her smaller house. These are fabulous rolls and would be wonderful when made into Caramel sticky buns or an fabulous Orange Roll. mmmm good!

Then this morning, I got up thinking it was really early, don't know if I read the clock wrong or if it was really earlier than I thought, anyway, off to the kitchen I go again and this time using the leftover mashed potatoes from Sunday dinner, I whip up "Diane's Potato Doughnuts". The story behind these little beauties is really cool.
My first husband, now deceased, wanted potato doughnuts. We had traveled down state to Chambersburg or somewhere like that and had Glazed Raised Potato Doughnuts made by the Amish and they were really yummy.
He mentioned it to a friend at work who told him that his wife had a recipe for potato doughnuts. My boys love this recipe and several time actually thought I had lost it. I also laugh at the note that Diane left for my husband on the hand written recipe. Both of these recipes have to be made by someone who has a workable knowledge of baking and cooking - so don't get burned or hurt or upset if you need to use your brain to do these. So if you need to use up those leftover mashed potatoes from Sunday dinner, here is the perfect way!

Dad Funk’s Dinner Rolls

In a small sauce pan heat ½ cup of milk, 3 Tbsp. butter and 3 Tbsp. sugar.(DO NOT BOIL) – cool to lukewarm.

In a measuring cup (glass preferred) mix ¼ cup warm water and 1 pkg. yeast

In your bread maker set at dough, add all the ingredients and 1 egg slightly

beaten and 3 cups of flour.

When bread maker is done, shape into rolls and place in a well greased pan and let rest for approximately 10 minutes.

Bake @ 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or golden brown.

Brush with butter and remove from pan to cool.

Diane’s Potato Doughnuts

1 cup cold mashed potatoes

1 cup sugar

1 cup milk

4 tsp baking powder

½ tsp nutmeg

2 eggs

½ tsp salt

2 Tbsp melted shortening

1 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingredients except baking powder and beat at medium speed.

Add flour, it takes about 3-1/2 to 4 cups at this time add the baking powder

Mix well, but not over beating. Roll out on well floured board, or push out

like pizza dough. Cut with doughnut cutter, deep fry until dark golden brown.

Coat with plain granulated or powder sugar to your liking.

There, give those a try and invite me over for coffee.
Then there is the Mystery Quilt. Well, I'm on Step 4 & 5 and ready for next Friday. The more I work on this the better I like the colors and pattern of the fabrics. I'm also finding out that I love working with Batiks. The cut pieces hold their shape and once ironed they pretty much stay that way.

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