In my home, there are always two things you can count on! Bread and Potatos. We have one or the other and sometimes both with almost every meal. One of my families favorite things is Potato Rolls and Bread. Who doesnt love the smell of freshed baked bread! What a great use for those potatos fresh from the garden. I cant wait to grow blue potatos just to see if it will make my loaves blue.
The Recipe is as follows!
4 to 4 1/2 cups of flour
1 Package of Active Dry Yeast
1 Cup of milk
1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
1 Beaten Egg
1/2 cup of mashed potatos
Combine 2 cups of the flour and the yeast.
Heat and stir milk, water, sugar, shortening, and salt just until warm & shortening almost melts; add to flou mixture along with egg, and mashed potato. Beat with a mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping down bowl. Beet on high 3 minutes. Stir in as much as remaining flour as you can.
Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of remaining flour to make a stiff dough. Shape dough into a ball and place into a lightly greased bowl. Turning once to grease the surface. Cover in a warm place and let rise till it is dbl in size.
Punch dough down. Turn dough out on lightly floured surface. Cut into 2 pieces and let rest for 10 minutes or so. Lightly grease a baking dish or bread pan. Divide each dough portion into 12 pieces. Gently pull each piece into a ball,tucking edges under to make a smooth top. Place on baking sheet and cover. Let rise in warm area until balls dbl in size. If doing in loaf , make your loaf and drop in bread pan and let it rise till dbl also.
Bake rolls at 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Bake bread 20-25 minutes. Untill golden brown. Immediatly remove from baking tray or loaf pan and cool on a wire rack.