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    My Grandma's Potato Rolls or Potato Bread (For Bread Machine)

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    22 mins

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    SReiff's Note:

    This is my Grandma's recipe and it is DELISH! I am not sure where she got it from, but these rolls have been a tradition in our family for as long as I can remember. This recipe uses REAL mashed potatoes (not instant flakes). So, when you plan to make this be sure to reserve 1/2 to 1 c. of the mashed potatoes you served at dinner the night before!! Today I was hungry for these rolls but didn't feel like rolling out dough, so I attempted to make the recipe (cut in half) in my bread machine to make a loaf of bread instead....PERFECT results! I have listed the ingredients the way my bread machine lists them, but do be sure to check manufacturer's instructions on the correct order of ingredients for your specific machine. I hope everyone enjoys this as much as our family does. Below are both the rolls and the bread machine versions of this recipe.

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    Serves: 30-36



    Units: US | Metric



    • 1/2 cup water, lukewarm
    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup honey (do NOT add honey if planning to use sugar. Honey is listed here because it should be added with liqu)
    • 1 egg, whole
    • 1 egg, separated, use white only
    • 1/2 cup mashed potatoes, REAL (leftovers work great!)
    • 3 cups bread flour
    • 1/2 cup sugar (do NOT add sugar if using honey)
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast (or one envelope)


    1. 1
      If making POTATO ROLLS: Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in 1 cup warm water. Allow the yeast to activate and then mix in sugar or honey.
    3. 3
      Add mashed potatoes, vegetable oil, eggs and salt. Use mixer or bread hooks.
    4. 4
      Add flour one cup at a time stopping at 5 1/2 cups. Slowly add remaining flour until the dough is only slightly sticky to the touch. The dough should be workable but not dry.
    5. 5
      Place in a greased bowl and cover with a towel. Allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in size, or it can sit overnight at room temperature.
    6. 6
      Punch down and then roll dough out on floured surface to 1/2" thickness.
    7. 7
      Use a canning jar ring to cut rolls - should make 30-36 rolls.
    8. 8
      Place on a greased pan and allow to rise till almost doubled.
    9. 9
      Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
    10. 10
      If desired, slather outside tops with butter while still warm.
    11. 11
    12. 12
      NOTE: Prep time does not include rise times as they will vary.
    13. 13
      If making POTATO BREAD: Place into bread pan in order as listed above OR as per manufacturer's guidelines.
    14. 14
      Set for 1 1/2 lb. bread loaf and start bread machine.
    15. 15
      Walk away until you hear the "ding" of the bread machine - approximately 3 hours later.
    16. 16
      Remove from pan and slather outside of the loaf with butter while still warm from machine.
    17. 17

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    Nutritional Facts for My Grandma's Potato Rolls or Potato Bread (For Bread Machine)

    Serving Size: 1 (79 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 30

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 272.0
    Calories from Fat 60
    Total Fat 6.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.0 g
    Cholesterol 31.2 mg
    Sodium 161.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 48.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    Sugars 17.5 g
    Protein 5.4 g

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