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Potato Dinner Rolls

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These dinner rolls are easy to make and so delicious, I make these rolls every Thanksgiving without fail, my family loves them. They are soft and flavorful and so delicious when served warm with some butter, I got the recipe from my Mother and just recently found it on the King Arthur website under the title Amish Dinner Rolls.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup unseasoned mashed potato’s, lightly packed
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 3/4 cups potato water (from the potato you boil ) cooled to room temperature
  • 4 1/4 cups all purpose flour

Instructions:

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the dough hook combine all of the ingredients. Mix until the dough starts to leave the sides of the bowl, approximately 6 minutes. The dough should be smooth and shiny. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, turn the dough so that its coated with the oil. Cover the bowl in plastic wrap, then cover with a kitchen towel and let it rise until its doubled in bulk in a warm place for 90 minutes.
  2. Once the dough has risen, remove from the bowl and on a lightly floured surface divide the dough into 15 pieces, each piece should be about the size of a handball. Gently roll the dough in your cupped hands until it forms a nice round ball. To make sandwich rolls form a slightly larger ball the recipe will yield approximately 12 larger rolls.
  3. Place the dough balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet leaving about 2 inches between each (You will have to use 2 sheet pans) Cover with lightly oiled plastic wrap and place a kitchen towel over them and let them rise again for 2 hours. Alternatively you can refrigerate the dough balls overnight and continue the rise in the morning.
  4. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  5. After the rolls have risen for 2 hours place in your pre-heated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. They will be golden brown and when you tap them with your finger there will be a hollow sound. Brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter,

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