Potato Rolls

Potato Rolls

Potato Rolls

"I get marriage proposals, maybe one a week. Women do flirt, yes. They just want someone from the telly. They come and talk to you, and I guess baking is more attractive, and so they feel they have something in common with me. But I'm just a man from Liverpool. I enjoy what I do, and if that gets people baking, then even better."
Paul Hollywood
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Additional Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 125 kcal

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

Instructions
 

  • Dissolve yeast in warm water in a bowl. Let stand until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Punch dough down and shape into a ball. Cover the bowl and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.
  • 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.
  • Bake rolls in the preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

NUTRITION

Nutrition Facts
Potato Rolls
Serving Size
 
24 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
125
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Cholesterol
 
9
mg
3
%
Sodium
 
166
mg
7
%
Potassium
 
64
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
21
g
7
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Calcium
 
18
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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.
Keyword Potato, Roll
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