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Moravian Sugar Cake

1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup mashed potatoes, reserve cooking water -- (1 lg or 2 sm)
2 eggs -- beaten
2 packages active dry yeast
3/4 cup potato water -- (105-110°F)
4 scant cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
brown sugar and cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Using a large bowl, add shortening and sugar to hot mashed potatoes. Add beaten eggs. Dissolve
yeast in lukewarm potato water and add sifted flour and salt. Combine potato and yeast mixture
(like a bread dough) and let rise in a covered bowl until doubled in bulk, 20-30 min at 80°F. Pat
out in greased pans (one 11x7x2" plus one 8" square, or 3 square pans) to 1/2" thick. Let rise 1
hr. Make indentations in dough and fill holes with plenty of butter. Sprinkle very generously with
brown sugar and cinnamon. Bake in 375°F oven for 20 minutes.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: April 15, 2002