This recipe should be good for 5 loaves of Cinnamon bread.
Cube 2 lg idaho potatoes and boil in 3c water until they crumble
Separate and mash the potatoes keeping the water for later In a separate bowl Mix 1 yeast packet with 1/4c warm water add 1 tsp sugar... set aside In an XL bowl combine 2/3c sugar 1tsp salt 10 1/2 Tablespoons (2/3c veg shortening or margarine) ADD potato water and warm mashed potatoes, mix with a whisk ADD 1-2c flour until mixture is room temperature. (if the mixture is too hot the eggs will cook and the heat will kill the yeast) add 2 lg eggs and yeast Mix carefully (folding with a spatula works best) Gradually add 4 - 5c flour being very careful not to mix too hard
Cover a countertop with flour and knead dough until barely sticky
Grease an XL bowl to set the dough in and let rise in the fridge overnight
In the morning take it out and let sit for an hr
Cover the dough with melted butter or margarine
Add Cinnamon & sugar mixture
Cut into 3rds
Roll into tubes
Braid the 3 tubes
Place the Bread in a greased pan
Proof the bread for 30 minutes or let it rise for an hr
Bake at 375 for 30 – 45 minutes, until the tops are brown and the sides look tan. Different ovens may vary.
Paint the tops with melted butter / margarine