Thursday, April 13, 2006

RECIPE: Amish Potato Rolls

Someone just requested my recipe for rolls, to make for Easter. This is my favorite yeast roll recipe. I try others, but always come back to this one. Enjoy!

Amish Potato Rolls

2 cups scalded milk (I use the microwave)
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbsp. salt
1 cup mashed potatoes (just potatoes mashed, not a recipe of mashed potatoes)
1/2 cup shortening
2 pkgs. yeast, dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water until it "blooms"
8 cups, maybe more, bread flour (or "better for bread" flour)

Pour scalded milk over shortening, sugar, and salt. Add mashed potatoes. Cool to lukewarm. Dissolve yeast in warm water and add to first mixture. Then add eggs and flour. Knead until smooth. Let rise until doubled. Shape into rolls and let rise again. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

This recipe also makes delicious cinnamon rolls. Follow directions above, then roll out on flat surface, sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Re-roll, slice and bake as directed. Frost as desired and enjoy.

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