January 2, 2020

Potato Rolls

Posted By: Maggie Stamper January 2, 2020
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I love making rolls. I found a new recipe that I have completely fallen in love with. A family member of mine passed away before Christmas. As I was cleaning her kitchen, I sat at the kitchen island sorting through all her beloved recipes. I found one that caught my fancy. I knew I had to try it for our Christmas dinner. I never tried making potato yeast rolls, until now. I'm a huge fan now. Sold. Not going back to any other roll. It's that serious.

I'm certain my family was sold on the recipe because I came home with only 2 rolls left, out of the 3 dozen that I made.

Before making the rolls, you need to make a batch of mashed potatoes and reserve one cup of mashed potatoes. I love making Ree Drummond's mashed potatoes.

Mother's Home Made Rolls:

  • 1 cake yeast
  • 1/2 cup luke warm water
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 cups bread flour (about)

Soften yeast in water. Add shortening, sugar, salt, and mashed potatoes to scald the milk. Cool to lukewarm. Add yeast and beaten eggs. Add flour and mix thoroughly. Knead 5-10 minutes. (This step is extremely important. I kneaded for 10 minutes straight)

Placed in greased bowl and brush lightly with melted fat. Cover with cloth. (You can use a heating pad on high heat, and place the bowl on the heating pad. This will add some extra warmth to your dough. Allow 3 hours or more to allow your dough to rise) Punch down dough. Shape dough into balls, and place aside. Allow the rolls to rise, or double in size.

Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes or longer. If your using cast iron, the baking time will be shorter. Will make 3-4 dozen.

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Maggie Stamper, Old Time Cast Iron Restoration
Hey, ya'll! I'm Maggie Stamper founder and blogger of Old Time Cast Iron. Thanks for joining me and allowing me to share some of my favorite memories, recipes, and finds with you.

I'm a wife and mother to three children. Born and raised as a farm girl in the small town of Greenbrier, Tennessee, I loved spending time with Mammie (grandmother). That's where my love for cooking started, right at her farm table which launched into cast iron skillet cooking later as a young adult.

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