Lucy Boston

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving & p.s. the recipe for mashed potato dinner rolls

The turkey is thawing,
the house is mostly cleaned...
(well, there's still some flour
floating around in the air from all the roll making,
so I may have to dust after all)
Family is heading this direction!
I can hardly wait!!!

Hope your holiday is WONDERFUL!!!
Safe and happy wishes
from me to you.

P.S. here's the requested recipe
for the
Mashed Potato Dinner Rolls
(makes about 30-36)
1 cup mashed potatoes (cooled)
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
Mix the above ingredients together in large mixing bowl
(I use my stand mixer for this).
Gradually stir in:
1 cup hot water (this should make the mixture moderately warm to the touch)

In liquid measuring cup:
1/2 cup warm water
2 tsp. *yeast
Stir to dissolve.
(*I purchase bulk yeast, but I think this is one little package)
Add the dissolved yeast to the warm mixture in first bowl.
Mix in 7 to 8 cups of all purpose flour.

Mix well, then knead for 5 minutes.
Place this kneaded bread mass into a large, clean bowl,
cover with a clean tea towel &
move to a warm place to rise for 1 to  1 1/2 hours.
Turn dough onto a floured surface, sprinkle top with flour and roll out to about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.  Cut into rounds, using an upside-down large plastic cup or a doughnut cutter:
Score** and butter the center of each round. 
Fold each in half at scored mark and place on a baking sheet.
Cover again and place in a warm area,
(mine go sit by the fire)
letting the dough rise the second time - approximately 45 minutes.
Bake at 400 degrees for 9 to 12 minutes. 
They will be golden brown and are very soft and moist.
When cooled, you can brush with melted butter.
You can make these ahead of time, as they freeze well and can be thawed and popped back into a warm oven right before serving time.

**to score:  take a butter knife and push an indentation across the center of each round...not quite cutting through the center of each circle...
the scoring/buttering process is a family thing, as this allows them to have an "opening area" when it's time to make sandwiches, as they don't have to be sliced.

P.P.S.  My sister says: if, when you make these the first time, and they are like hockey pucks clay pigeons, don't give up - try again and they will be great!


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