Sunday Surprise (I call them Long Johns )

Linda Smith


Depending on where you are from these are called many things as children we called them Long Johns, the Amish cut them lenth wise and fill them with whipped cream dust with powdered sugar they call them cream sticks and I have also heard them called Maple sticks for the frosting that you can frost with. This is my Mother's recipe, don't know where she got it but it is at least 50 years old.


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Should make 3 dozen
1 Hr 30 Min
10 Min
Deep Fry


  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted
  • 2 c
    water (warm120 degrees )
  • 2 c
  • 2 pkg
  • 1/3 c
    water (very warm 120 degrees)
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 medium
    eggs (slightly beaten)

How to Make Sunday Surprise (I call them Long Johns )


  1. I use my stand mixer,
    Mix sugar, butter, salt, and water.
  2. Add 2 cups water and mix well.
  3. Add yeast and eggs mix well.
    Change to bread hook.
  4. Add 4 cups more flour to make sticky dough.
  5. Pour on to flour ed surface knead dough till no longer sticky about five minutes.
  6. Put in greased large bowl let raise 1 hour or till double in size.
  7. Remove from bowl put on floured surface roll out till about 1 inch thick. Cut in long strips about 3in. Longx 2 in. Wide.
  8. Let raise on greased cookie sheet till double covered.
  9. In a heavy pan or a flyer fry till golden brown, drain on paper towels till cool frost with favorite frosting.
  10. I fry about 3 at a time

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About Sunday Surprise (I call them Long Johns )

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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