Monday, February 3, 2014

Potato Rolls Are Just the Ticket

Potato Rolls are just the ticket for a cold winter evening.  There are not too many things better than baked bread fresh out of the oven.  I am a particular fan of potato rolls.  The potatoes make the rolls so moist and then there is a goodly amount of sugar in them too, which makes them such a treat.  I am not a fan of instant potatoes, but they work just fine in this recipe.  You can use the leftover instant potatoes for my mothers Gnocchi.
Potato Rolls Recipe
Yield:  About 16 rolls
1-1/2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons  yeast
2/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup oil (such as canola)
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm mashed potatoes (I use 1 cup warm water with 3/4 cup instant potatoes)
7 cups flour
In a large mixing bowl, place warm water, yeast, and sugar.  Let yeast rise for about 10 minutes.  Add oil, salt, and potatoes.  Mix and add flour, a little at a time. At this point, knead bread for about 5 minutes.  Cover and let rise in a warm place until double.  Punch dough down and let rise again until double.  Make into rolls and let rise.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.  If you are making the rolls in the cake pans as I do, not individually, on a baking pan, they take a little extra time to bake.   Note:  as with all recipes, add flour slowly, as you may not need the full 7 cups of flour.  
 Baking in the oven...

Fresh from the oven...

Soup and bread make a fabulous winter meal, don't you think?

Thanks for dropping by my Couch.


Bonnie said...

Beautiful rolls Joni. I'm with you on the instant potatoes but this is a good use of food storage. Sure wish you'd swing by my house for dinner tonight. Oh, and could you bring the rolls? Thanks ever so much.

La Table De Nana said...

I bet they are like pillows.. far more than sweets..I love bread:)

Lynn said...

Your rolls are beautiful Joni! They look soft and fluffy-yum:@)

Marigene said...

Gorgeous rolls, Joni! Breads are one of my favorite things to eat.
Have a great week.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Yes Joni, there's nothing better than soup and homemade rolls! One of these days I'm going to try making gnocchi.
Your rolls look fabulous!

Alycia Nichols said...

I would be the perfect manna maker in heaven, because I can't get bread to rise to save my soul!!! :-) These look so wonderful, but I just know I'd screw it up! I don't know what it is about yeast that hates me so. It never cooperates no matter how hard I try. My sister is very good with roll making. My husband's Mother who passed away long before I ever met him is fabled to have been one of the best when it came to yeast breads. I would love to be able to master it so that he could have his fill. Sigh! :-(

Beautiful rolls! Enjoy them, and stay warm!

Debbie said...

I have never made them but love them. I like the tip about the instant mashed potatoes. I keep some in my emergency cupboard, and I'm pretty sure if I don't use them up soon they will expire because they have been there a while. This is an idea.

I love potato rolls.

Jacqueline said...

These are my big weakness! I could eat the whole pan and yes, rolls or bread and soup - I just crave them during the winter. We are scheduled for snow every day this week so I guess I should get baking!