1 cake yeast
1/2 cup butter
2 cups milk
1 tsp salt
6 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla or lemon extract
3 egg yolks
Raise yeast in a 1/2 cup of warm milk with a 1/4 teaspoon of sugar for 10
minutes. Sift flour once, measure and sift again with salt. Cream
butter and add sugar. Cream well. Beat egg yolks, one at a time.
When yeast is raised, add to creamed mixture. Add flour alternately with
remaining milk (1 1/2 cups). Add extract. Let rise, about 2 hours or
until dough is doubled.
Roll the dough out on a floured board to about 1/2 inch thick. Place it on
an oblong sheet. Spread with filling
Roll it up, like a jelly roll, lengthwise. The roll should be about 4 inches
wide. Place this roll onto a greased long pan. Let it rise again, about
30 minutes. Bake it at 400F for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to continue
baking for 45 minutes in a moderate oven.