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Great-Grandma's Prune Roll

 Great-Grandma's Prune Roll
Here's an old-fashioned favorite that's sure to bring back memories of home cooking. The vanilla glaze adds a perfect hint of sweetness.—Marci Kulla, Brush Prairie, Washington
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cups pitted dried plums
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add the butter,
  • shortening, egg yolks, sugar and salt and 3 cups flour. Beat until
  • smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Cover
  • and refrigerate overnight.

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Great-Grandma's Prune Roll (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In a large saucepan, cook plums in water 12-15 minutes or until
  • liquid is absorbed. Mash; add sugar and lemon juice. Cook for 8-10
  • minutes over low heat until thickened. Cool and refrigerate.
  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Roll each
  • portion into a 3-in. x 9-in. rectangle. Dot with butter; sprinkle
  • with cinnamon. Spread about 1/3 cup plum filling down the center of
  • each.
  • Fold a third of the dough lengthwise over filling. Fold remaining
  • dough over top; pinch seams to seal and tuck ends under. Place seam
  • side down in two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Cover
  • and let rise in a warm place for 2 hours or until doubled.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from
  • pans to wire racks to cool. Combine the glaze ingredients; drizzle
  • over loaves. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 257 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 163 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.