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Penrod Caramel Rolls
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The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, and the smell of caramel rolls fills the air! At the home of Guy and Angie Penrod, at least, as they make this delicious family treat together. They have shared the recipe on Guy's Facebook page, and we had to pass it along. We love the pics of the kids working together, and we'll bet those rolls didn't last long!

PENROD CARAMEL ROLLS

Ingredients for rolls:
• 2 cups mashed potatoes (cooked)

• 2 tablespoons yeast

• 1 1/3 cups light brown sugar (or white sugar)

• 1 1/3 cups butter (2 sticks + 5 1/3 tablespoons)

• 10 cups white flour

• 4 cups wheat flour

• 4 eggs

• 4 teaspoons salt

Ingredients for caramel (for each 1/2 of batch):
 • 2 sticks butter (melted)

• 5 oz. corn syrup

• 3 cups brown sugar (dark); 1 box + 1/4 cup

• 6 ounces nuts (1 1/2 cups)

Directions:
• Make 2 cups mashed potatoes

• Dissolve 2 tablespoons yeast in 3 cups warm water

• Stir together the:

1. Yeast and water

2. Mashed potatoes

3. 1 1/3 cups light brown sugar (or white sugar)

4. 1 1/3 cups butter (2 sticks + 5 1/3 tbsp)

5. 4 eggs

6. 4 tsp salt

• Beat in 4 cups of the white flour

• Then knead in the remaining 10 cups of flour (6 cups white, 4 cups wheat)

• Refrigerate at least 8 hours, and up to 5 days

• Divide in half and roll out into a very thin (approx. 1/4" inch) rectangle (about 4 feet by 15 inches)

• Spread with the caramel mix and 6 ounces nuts (1 1/2 cups)

• Roll up the entire rectangle to make a long roll.

• Cut the roll into 1" strips. Instead of cutting with a knife, for best results cut the rolls with dental floss or a string. Simply slip the floss below the roll and position 1" from the end. Bring the two ends of the floss together and lift to create a clean cut.

• Raise in a warm oven 30+ minutes

• Bake in 375° oven for 20 minutes

• Cover with foil and cook another 20 minutes or so

Enjoy!

— The Penrod Family