Do the Mashed Potato Roll

Patricia D Page


My mom (Nanny Darling) handed down this recipe to me. My hubby, children and guests have enjoyed these for years.
The delightful part for cooks with this recipe is that the dough may be made ahead of time, for any occasion you want this special treat of homemade rolls with dinner. The dough can be left in your fridge up to 5 days ! You can substtute sweet potatoes for white and instant for the regular potaoes. Now ladies and gents, how sweet is this ?


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Makes 3 dozen
50 Min
15 Min


  • 4
    potatoes russet or white(enough to equal 1 full cup after mashing
  • 1 c
    mashed potatoes
  • 3/4 c
    scalded milk
  • 2/3 c
    butter, melted
  • 1/2 c
    white suar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    warm water
  • 2
  • 6 c
    bread flower
  • 1 pkg
    fast rising yeast

How to Make Do the Mashed Potato Roll


  1. Grease a large bowl and your tins for these rolls
    Preheat oven 350 degrees
  2. Wash, peel and cut potatoes for boiling
    Warm 1/2 cup water (not hot) empty 1 pkg of yeast in and mix. Set aside and let stand until bubbly.
    Scald 3/4 cup of milk and add 2/3 cup butter, 1/2 cup white sugar,
    and 1 1/2 tsp salt. Set aside until lukewarm.
  3. When yeast water and milk mixture are ready as directed add well beaten eggs to milk mixture.
  4. Next Step: You may use your electric mixer with bread hooks or mix by hand.
    COMBINE all liquid mixtures togther .
    Begin adding 1 CP OF YOUR FLOUR THEN ADD YOUR MASHED POTATOES. Continue to add your flour little by little until all ingredients are combined and you have reached the sticky ball consistency.
  5. Turn your dough out on a well floured board.
    Knead for 10 minutes mixing in a bit of extra flour until your dough is smooth and elastic.
  6. Place your dough into the large gread bowl you have ready.
    Brush top of dough with butter .
    Place in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  7. After 1 hr if you want rolls for tonight.
    Shape, place on baking sheet or muffin pans, let rise until double.
    Bake at 350 degrees in your preheated oven for 10-15 minutes.
  8. **If you wish to save the remaider of the dough, remember it will keep up to 5 days in your fridge.**


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About Do the Mashed Potato Roll

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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