Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs
This recipe is from the 2003 Taste of Home cookbook and was submitted by LeAnne Hofferichter. They won second place in the national recipe contest for yeast breads. I am an amateur yeast bread baker and if these turned out for me--rest assured it is virtually fool proof. I prepared these this morning for our Thanksgiving feast, had to cut short the second rising and they were still light, fluffy and wonderful! We loved the subtle sweetness that the honey adds to the batter. No refrigeration required either! Cooking time includes 1 1/2 hours rising time. (These were phenomenal with Honey Almond Butter #159994)
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 1 1⁄2 cups water (I needed more like 2 cups)
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 6 -7 cups all-purpose flour
- In a saucepan, bring potatoes and water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 mins or until tender.
- Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid; cool liquid to 110-115 degrees. Mash potatoes, set aside 1 cup of potatoes to cool to 110-115 degrees. (save remaining potatoes for another use).
- In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in cooled potato liquid; let stand for 5 minutes.
- Add mashed potatoes, butter, honey, oil, eggs, salt and 1 1/2 cups flour; beat until smooth.
- Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
- Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic 6-8 minutes.
- Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top; cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Punch dough down and turn onto a floured surface; divide into 30 pieces and shape each into a ball.
- Place 10 balls each in three greased 9" round baking pans.
- Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
- Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes.
The flavor of these rolls is wonderful. I made only one change-- I omitted the 1/4 c. vegetable oil. For my family, the recipe calls for too much fat. I have baked for 50 years so I felt confident in omitting the extra. The only reason I gave this recipe 4 stars instead of 5 is the high fat content.It is otherwise a great dinner roll recipe. Thanks for posting this nice addition to the Zaar bread recipe files.