Potato Buns and Doughnuts

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Linda Kauppinen

By
@cyrene

TIP: If you don't want to have to cook the potatoes and mash them the same day, plan a meal the night before baking and make more mashed potatoes than your family can eat. Use the leftovers for bread, buns and doughnuts! What a pleasingly planned destination for leftovers!
Adding mashed potatoes to the dough for rolls and doughnuts creates an appetizing softness and will not taste dry at all.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
Makes about 3 dozen Buns and 3 1/2 dozen doughnuts
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 c
    lard or shortening
  • 3 large
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/2 - 2 pkg
    yeast
  • 1 c
    warm water (about 110 degrees)
  • 5 c
    unbleached flour
  • DOUGHNUT GLAZE

  • 1 lb
    10x sugar
  • 1/2 c
    rich milk (butter milk)
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How to Make Potato Buns and Doughnuts

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix together well the sugar, potatoes, lard, eggs and salt.
  2. Dissolve the yeast in 1 cup warm water then add to the above mixture.
  3. Stir in about 3 cups flour. Add remaining 2 cups flour while kneading. Knead until the dough is no longer sticky but moist.
    Let rise until doubled.
  4. FOR POTATO BUNS:
    Roll out dough to a 3/4 to 1" thickness. Cut into bun shapes with a jar, glass, cookie cutter or doughnut cutter, and put on greased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
    Let rise until puffy but not doubled (they should not be touching).
    Brush with milk. Bake at 325 degrees until lightly golden brown about 12 minutes.
  5. FOR DOUGHNUTS:
    Roll out dough to a 1/2" thickness. Cut out with a doughnut cutter then place on clean towels laid over cookie sheet or cutting boards.
    Let rise until almost doubled.
    Fry in fat, heated to 350 - 375 degrees and about 4 inches deep. Try to keep fat at the temperature range stated throughout frying.
    Turn doughnuts once while frying when they turn golden brown.
  6. DOUGHNUT GLAZE:
    Heat all ingredients together just until butter is melted and milk is warm.
    Glaze doughnuts while they are hot!

    You can also roll them in cinnamon sugar, coat with powedered sugar too! MMMMmmm MMMmmmm good!!

Printable Recipe Card

About Potato Buns and Doughnuts

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom
Hashtags: #yeast #buns #doughnuts



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