If you've ever tried potato rolls from a company such as Klosterman Baking Company, you know how moist and delicious this bakery product can be. They make the perfect dinner rolls when they are spread with a little butter, and they're wonderful for making sandwiches, too. Baking your own potato rolls at home is easier than you might think. This recipe takes a few hours to make, but the steps are simple, and the end product is definitely worth the wait.
- 2 medium potatoes
- 1 1/4 cups warm milk, divided
- 1 packet active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 egg
- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Peel the potatoes and slice them into quarters, and then place them in the boiling water. Let the potatoes cook for about 20 minutes or until tender. Strain the potatoes and place them in a mixing bowl. Mash them using a potato masher or hand mixer, and then mix in 1/4 cup of the milk. Set the mashed potatoes aside.
In another mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup warm water with the yeast and the sugar. Let sit for about 5 minutes; the mixture should become foamy. Stir in the remaining 1 cup of milk and 3 cups of the flour to form a soft dough. Next, add the potatoes, butter, salt, and egg to the mixture, and stir until combined. Slowly add the remaining flour, stirring until a stiff dough forms.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead it by hand for 5 minutes. If you have a standing mixer with a dough hook, you can knead it with the hook for 3 minutes instead. Place the kneaded dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover it with plastic wrap, and let it rest for an hour in a warm place.
With a floured hand, press down on the dough to release the extra air. Then, cut the dough into 24 even pieces. Shape each piece into a round roll, and place them on 2 greased baking sheets. Let the rolls rise for one more hour while you preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Bake the rolls in the preheated oven for 10–12 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 190 degrees. (You can use a probe thermometer to check.) Let cool for about 15 minutes before serving warm. Enjoy!Share