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Light Cake with Dollars

Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking from AlansKitchen.comMakes 2 loaves.


1 - cup hot mashed potatoes
1 - cup sugar
1 - package active dry yeast
1/2 - cup lukewarm potato water

Flour mixture
1 - cup sugar
1 - cup milk
3/4 - cup melted butter
3 - eggs, well beaten
3 - cups all-purpose flour (plus), sifted

Dollar mixture
1 - cup sugar
1/2 - cup all-purpose flour
1/2 - cup butter


Preheat oven to 375 F.

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, sugar, yeast, and water. 
  2. Cover and let rise for 2 hours.
  3. Stir in the flour mixture of sugar, milk, melted butter, eggs, and flour. 
  4. You want the ingredients well mixed. 
  5. Cover and let double in size.
  6. On a floured board, turn out the dough and lightly knead. 
  7. Divide the dough and shape into 2 loaves and let rise again until double in size. 
  8. Make the "dollars."
  9. Mix sugar and flour and whip in the butter to cream. 
  10. Form into a roll, wrap in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 1 hour or until hard. 
  11. Slice the dough into 1/2-inch thick dollars.
  12. Punch down loaves and place in loaf pan [3-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch]. 
  13. Brush with milk, cover and let rise until almost filling pan.
  14. Take the "dollar" dough and dot the top of the loaves. 
  15. Place in oven and bake 30 minutes.

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