Potato Rolls

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I have been eating these rolls since I was a kid. I don't know where they started out, but I remember my grandmother making them. They freeze well and taste great split open and toasted.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen rolls

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast

  • ¼ cup warm water

  • 1 cup scalded milk, cooled

  • ½ cup prepared mashed potatoes

  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a bowl. Let stand until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes.

  2. Mix milk, mashed potatoes, shortening or butter (see Cook's Note), sugar, and salt together in a bowl; add yeast mixture and egg. Stir 2 cups flour into the milk mixture until incorporated. Stir in remaining 2 cups flour to make a soft dough.

  3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 7 minutes. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to coat all sides of dough with oil. Cover bowl and put in a warm place until dough has doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  4. Punch dough down and shape into a ball. Cover the bowl and let rest for 10 minutes.

  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.

  6. Shape dough into 24 rolls and place onto prepared baking sheets; let rise until dough springs back when you touch the side of a roll with your fingertip, about 25 to 40 minutes.

  7. Bake rolls in the preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute 5 tablespoons unsalted butter for the vegetable shortening, if you like.

I roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thick, cut out 4-inch diameter circles, brush with melted butter-olive oil mixture, and fold over to make half circles. I then brush the tops with the butter-oil mixture when the rolls are done.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

125 Calories
3g Fat
21g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 125
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 64mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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