Every year for Xmas we would get one of these frozen and wrapped in tinfoil. It was Grandma's thing and she refused to share the recipe so we couldn't make it ourselves. I managed to wrangle it out of her with a solemn promise not to share and not to make it at Xmas. She died at age 90 so I am now free to make my own holiday treats.
Grandma Skinner's Bread for all Occasions
4 loafs, servings depend on how greedy you are.
1 pkg Yeast
1/2 cup Warm Water
3 Tblsp Sugar
3 Egg Yolks
3 Egg Whites, Well Beaten
1/2 cup milk
4 cups Flour
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Shortening (Oleo)
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 1/2 cups Chopped Dates
1 cup Chopped Nuts
Soften the yeast in the water and 3 Tblsp sugar
Stir egg yolks together and add milk
Shift flour and salt together, then cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Mix yeast flour and egg yolks together to form a ball. Place in lightly greased bowl, turn over once to grease top. Cover and chill overnight
Divide dough into 4 parts - roll each part into a 13X7 inch rectangle
Stir cinnamon and sugar into the egg whites
Spread 1/4 of egg white mixture on each rectangle leaving 1/2 inch around the edge.
Sprinkle with Dates and Nuts.
Roll the rectangles up and place on baking sheet. Let rise until double.
Bake at 350 until light brown. Frost while still warm. Grandma always decorated hers with cherries and nuts. Me, I am simple, I like a little glaze and some hot chocolate.