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Special Occasion Bread (Elephant Turds) Recipe

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This recipe for Special Occasion Bread (Elephant Turds), by , is from Aelred and Rita Wagner Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Sue Knutson
Added: Saturday, July 22, 2006


1 package yeast
1/2 cup warm water
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup shortening
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup milk
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
3 stiff egg whites
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped dates
1 cup chopped nuts
Butter frosting

Mix yeast and warm water, then add sugar, egg yolks, milk. In bowl put flour,and salt. Cut in shortening, like pie crust, stir flour mixture into the yeast mixture, and mix well. Form into ball, place in a lightly greased pan, turn once. Chill overnight. Divide into 3 balls, rollout. Mix the filling. In a bowl put sugar, cinnamon into stiff egg whites. Put this evenly on the 3 rolled out doughs. Place the dates and nuts on top. Roll the dough up and let rise. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Frost when cool.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These are Aunt Janette's Date rolls. Her kids always called them elephant turds.
They are wonderful.




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