Butter Semmels (A Moravian "companies" delicacy)
2 cps milk, scalded
6 cps flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cp granulated sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1/2 cp butter
1/2 cp mashed potatoes
1/2 yeast cake dissolved in 1/4 cp warm water
1/4 cp powdered sugar
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 - This batter must be made in the early evening and set to rise in a warm place until mornning.
2 - Mix together the dissolved yeast cake, mashed potatoes and 1/2 cp of the sugar.
3 - Let stand for 4 hours.
4 - To the scalded milk, add the butter and stir until melted.
5 - When cool, add the eggs, 12 cp of sugar, and salt and combine with the yeast mixture.
6 - Sift in the flour and knead thoroughly.
7 - Cover and let rise in a warm place until morning.
8 - Roll our about 1/4 inch thick, brush the dough with melted butter and cut in 2 inch squares.
9 - Turn up the four corners toward the center.
10 - Place on a greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart and let rise until light.
11 - Bake in a hot oven (450 degrees F.) for 20 minutes.
12 - Remove from oven, brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Serve hot with plenty of coffee.