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Potato Dinner Rolls
Soft and flaky rolls, perfect for your dinner table.
Yield: about 40 rolls
  • ½ cup melted butter or margarine
  • ½ cup water or reserved potato water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4½ tsp (2 packages) RED STAR Active Dry Yeast
  • 6½ cups bread flour
  1. Over medium heat melt margarine or butter. Add potato water and milk, heat to 110°-115°F and set aside.

  2. Mash potatoes to make 1 cup. Place the mashed potatoes and potato water mixture in a large bowl. Add the sugar, salt and eggs. Beat with a wire whisk until smooth. Stir in Yeast over all and beat again.

  3. Add 2 cups of bread flour and beat until smooth. Mix in 3½ more cups of bread flour with a wooden spoon. Gradually add the last cup of bread flour, working it with your hands by pressing flour into dough and turning dough over until it is firm. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe.

  4. Punch dough down and place on a floured surface. Sprinkle dough lightly with flour. Press dough out with fingers to a square 1-inch thick. Cut in 1½ -inch wide strips lengthwise and equal width crosswise. If the knife gets sticky while cutting, just dust it with flour.

  5. Shape each piece into a ball by pinching all four sides underneath to seal. Place buns almost touching in greased cake pans. Let rise covered until indentation remains after touching.

  6. Bake in a preheated 400°F oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

  7. **You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) yeast in place of Active Dry Yeast. When using Instant Yeast, expect your dough to rise faster. Always let your dough rise until ripe. Traditional methods: use equal amounts; Bread Machine: use ½ tsp Instant Yeast OR ¾ tsp Active Dry Yeast per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information.

  8. Red Star recipe. Photo by Completely Delicious.
For a soft crust brush tops with margarine or butter.

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  1. Can I use regular white flour?

  2. I’ve been looking for potatoes dinner rolls recipe for quite some time and I finally found it.
    Thank you so much!

  3. Can you substitute buttermilk for the milk?

  4. Ohhh, count me in!

  5. What quantity of flower for one packedge of redstaryeast?

  6. May i ask what is potato water?

    • Hi Edith – Potato water is just the water used when boiling the potatoes. It adds to the flavor and texture of the bread versus tap water. Happy baking!

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