Total Time
1hr
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a Pillsbury Best of Class Winner Grand National Senior Contes $1,000 winning recipe by Helen V. Zijonalski of Miami FL. It was a special day when my Mother made these!!!! Of course there was that really good bakery over in Old Orchard who also made them.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soften compressed yeast in potato liquid. Let stand 5 minutes. (Or substitute 2 packages dry yeast softened in very warm, not hot, liquid.) Combine mashed potatoes, 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons salt*, vanilla, and unbeaten eggs in large bowl. Add the softened yeast. Gradually add flour to form a stiff dough. Cover with waxed paper or towel. Let rise in warm place (85° to 90°F.) until light and doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours. Meanwhile prepare Honey Nut Topping.
  2. Combine all topping ingredients except 1/2 cup chopped nuts in saucepan. Bring to boil and cook, stirring constantly, until a little syrup dropped in cold water forms a soft ball (234°F.), about 1 1/2 minutes. Pour into greased 13x9x2-inch pan.** Sprinkle with 1/2 cup chopped nuts.
  3. Toss dough on well-floured board until coated with flour and no longer sticky. Roll out to 24x8-inch rectangle. Brush with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup chopped nuts. Roll as for jelly roll, starting with 24-inch side. Cut or "tie off" with strong thread into twelve 2-inch slices. (To tie off slices, place thread under roll and pull ends around, crossing as if to tie in knot.) Place cut-side down over topping. Cover. Let rise in warm place until light and doubled in size, 30 to 45 minutes.
  4. Bake in moderate oven (375°F.) for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool 2 minutes, then invert on serving plate or on rack over waxed paper. Let stand 30 seconds before removing pan.
Most Helpful

5 5

Wonderful tasting honey buns, but then I'm a big fan of yams! Am keeping the recipe around to make again! Thanks so much for sharing it! [Made & reviewed in the current Let's P-A-R-T-Y! event]

5 5

My mother made these when this Pillsbury cookbook first came out, many years ago. These buns were just terrific. So surprising that they had yams in them. I had never eaten a yam or a sweet potato in my life, but these were just great! Just thinking about them now makes my mouth water.