Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

These rolls are delicious! and easy! and use no yeast! Sugar makes these slightly sweet, or you can use 1 tsp. salt for a more savory version.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl.
  2. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
  3. Stir in the sugar and mashed potato.
  4. Add enough milk to bind to a soft but not sticky dough.
  5. Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly until blended.
  6. Roll out until 1/2-inch thick and cut into rectangles.
  7. Place the rectangles on a buttered baking sheet and bake in a 425* oven for 12-15 minutes, until risen and golden.
  8. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
  9. Serve on the day made.
  10. Note: You can also make these rolls as triangles.
  11. Instead of rectangles as here, cut 12 triangles from the dough.
Most Helpful

These rolls were very easy and tasty to make. I used instant potatoes to speed things up even more. I agree with the last review that they needed an additional rising agent to help puff them up a little bit. They are definitely worth trying again!

~cbw~ November 21, 2002

These tiny little soft and slightly sweet rolls were very tasty indeed. My family really enjoyed them. They have a nice texture and when fresh from the oven,they taste like little pockets of mashed potatoes. The only problem I had with them is that they really didn't rise much at all while baking - I think perhaps if an additional rising agent were added they would puff up better when baked. They pretty much stayed the same height as they started out - sort of like a cookie. I plan to make these again as they really were very easy and tasty, but I may experiment next time with a little baking soda and/or salt to help them puff up more.

HeatherFeather November 05, 2002

Just comments as I made these savoury on the fly - I didn't notice that the recipe called for sugar until it was time to add it, and no, sweet potato rolls would not be for me! So, I omitted the sugar and added 1 ts of salt instead, and these turned out so very, very delicious! I don't often make potato dishes but I think I will start buying and boiling potatoes just so I can make these rolls again. Yum! Thank you for sharing!

stormylee December 04, 2012