Scald the milk and stir in the sugar, salt and shortening, then cool to luke warm (95 degrees).
Pour warm water into a large bowl and sprinkle dry yeast over surface then stir until it is dissolved.
Now stir the luke warm milk mixture in with the water. Add two beaten eggs, 2 cups of flour, and the potato flakes. Beat until well blended and then stir in the third cup of flour.
Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead for about 10 minutes. Return to bowl and let rise for 45 minutes at a warm temperature.
After that, punch down and divide it into three parts. Then divide each of those three parts into three parts to make a braided loaf (you get three loaves overall). Let rise.
Bake in oven at about 350 degrees for about 30-35 minutes, then let loaves cool.
Spread with thin icing and decorate with slivered almonds, red or green cherries, candied fruits, nuts, or whatever else you would like.
Watch loaves while baking. This is a sweet dough and it scorches easily.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (126g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 100 (25%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 11.1g||15 %|
|Saturated Fat 4.3g||22 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.4g|
|Cholesterol 53.6mg||16 %|
|Sodium 38mg||1 %|
|Potassium 242.3mg||6 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 64.6g||19 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2.6g||10 %|
|Sugars, other 62g|
|Protein 9.5g||14 %|
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Calories per serving: 397
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