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Potato Dinner Rolls

Light and fluffy Potato Dinner Rolls. serenabakessimplyfromscratch.com
I use to make these Potato Dinner Rolls all the time but I forgot just how amazing they are.
The recipe is so old the paper I wrote it on is yellowed and starting to fall apart.
I can't remember where the original recipe came from or just how many changes I may or may not have made since I failed to notate it in my notes but these rolls are too good not to share and perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday dinner table! 
We love dipping these rolls in gravy or soup, slathering them in butter and you can never go wrong with a little homemade jelly! 
Potato Dinner Rolls are light, soft and fluffy just like the lunch lady use to serve back in the day.
I know you'll love these as much as we do! 

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Add 2 cups Peeled and Diced Potatoes with 6 cups Water in a medium sized pot.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook until potatoes are fork tender 15-20 minutes.
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Drain potatoes reserving 1 cup Cooked Potato Water.
Allow potatoes to steam to remove excess moisture and then mash potatoes until smooth.
Allow to cool until under 110 degrees. 
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In a mixer fitted with a dough hook add 1 cup Cooked Potato Water under 110 degrees mix with 1 teaspoon Honey and 2 1/4 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast (1/4 ounce package) until honey and yeast are dissolved. 
Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes until yeast is bubbly.
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Add mashed potatoes, 1 whole Beaten Egg, 4 tablespoons Room Temperature Butter, and 1 tablespoon Honey.
Stir until combined but don't worry if butter isn't dissolved.
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Add 4 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour or Whole Wheat Pastry Flour and 1 3/4 teaspoons Salt.
Knead dough for 8 minutes or until dough is smooth and pulls away from the side of bowl. 
Add additional flour a tablespoon at a time if needed to make a smooth soft dough that isn't sticky.
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Place dough into a well buttered bowl and allow to rise until doubled in size about 1-1 1/2 hours.
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Divide dough in half on a lightly floured board and then each half into 8 equal pieces.
 Tuck the sides in and roll to form a perfect ball.
Place onto a buttered 9"x13" baking pan and a buttered small cake pan leaving about 2" between each ball.
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Dust the top of rolls with additional flour.
Cover  and allow to rise until doubled in size about an hour.
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Rolls should look light and fluffy.
Baked light and fluffy Potato Dinner Rolls. serenabakessimplyfromscratch.com
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes until lightly brown.
Allow to cool until warm before removing from pan.
Potato Dinner Rolls are the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner table! serenabakessimplyfromscratch.com
Serve plain with butter, honey or jam! 
No matter what you serve them with they won't last long! 

Here's a link to all my favorite roll recipes! 

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Potato Dinner Rolls

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
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Light, soft and fluffy Potato Dinner Rolls are the perfect addition to the dinner table! They are always a family favorite!
Prep time: PT40M
Cook time: PT20M
Total time: PT4H0M
Yield: 16 Rolls
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Potatoes, Peeled and Diced (If you use already mashed potatoes you'll need 1 1/4 cups) 
  • 1 cup Cooked Warm Potato Water Under 110 degrees
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • 1/4 ounce package Active Dry Yeast Or 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 1 whole Egg, Beaten
  • 4 tablespoons Butter Cut Into Tablespoon Sized Pieces, Room Temperature Plus Additional For Pan
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 4 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour Or Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons Sea Salt
Cooking Directions
  1. In a medium sized pot bring potatoes and 6 cups of water to a boil. Cook until fork tender about 15-20 minutes. Drain potatoes reserving 1 cup Cooked Potato Water. Allow potatoes to steam to remove excess moisture and then mash potatoes until smooth. Allow mashed potatoes to cool until under 110 degrees.
  2. In a mixer fitted with a dough hook add cooked potato water, honey and yeast. Mix until honey and yeast is dissolved. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes until yeast is bubbly.
  3. Add mashed potatoes, beaten egg, butter, and 1 tablespoon honey. Mix until combined but don't worry if butter isn't dissolved.
  4. Add 4 1/4 cups flour and salt. Knead dough for 8 minutes or until dough is smooth and pulls away from the side of bowl. Add additional flour a tablespoon at a time if needed to make a smooth soft dough that isn't sticky.
  5. Place dough into a well buttered bowl and allow to rise until doubled in size about 1-1 1/2 hours.
  6. Divide dough in half on a lightly floured board and then each half into 8 equal pieces. Tuck sides in on each piece and roll into a perfect ball.
  7. Place rolls into a buttered 9"x13"baking pan and buttered cake pan leaving about 2" between each ball. Dust the top of rolls with additional flour. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size about an hour. Rolls should look light and fluffy.
  8. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes until lightly brown.
  9. Allow to cool until warm before removing from pan.
Soft, light and fluffy Potato Dinner Rolls like the lunch lady use to make in school! These are the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday dinner table! serenabakessimplyfromscratch.com

15 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful! I bet they taste as good as they look!

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  2. penso che siano proprio buone e soffici

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  3. It's look tasty ^^
    Can I replace honey to sugar ?

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    1. Yes you can use Sugar instead of honey. Thanks, Serena

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  4. Would love to try these but I'm confused. Do you put them in a 9x13 pan AND a buttered cake pan?

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    1. Yes unless you have a really large pan. A 9x13 doesn't fit all of the rolls.

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  5. can't wait to try them, but I have a question are they going to be a little bit sweet for burgers?

    are they similar to Martin's potato rolls because I love them?

    Thank you

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    1. Hi! I haven't tried Martins Potato Rolls but these aren't a really sweet roll. They would be really good for sliders I imagine! Thanks, Serena

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  6. I've baked them yesterday and they are the best rolls I've ever had.

    Thank you Serena

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment! I'm glad you enjoyed them!-Serena

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  7. Hi Serena,

    Just wondering if I can use instant yeast for this recipe instead of active dry? I usually do all of my breads in my bread machine(dough cycle). I, too, am a great fan of Martin's Potato Rolls and was looking for a recipe that would give similar results. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

    Erica;-)

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    1. Hi Erica, You can use instant yeast in an equal amount. Instant yeast usually rises faster so you will need to keep an eye on the dough during rise times to make sure it doesn't over rise and then deflate (most important during the final rise of the dough). Please let me know if you have anymore questions. -Serena

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  8. Mine just got out of the oven
    They are like pillows sooo soft and they taste so good we could eat them alone
    I made them half all purpose and half whole wheat
    Thank you for the amazing recipe
    Its going to be a staple in my house
    Next time I will try it with sweet potato

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