In my quest for the perfect fluffy and flavourful dinner roll recipe for my bread machine I came across a treasure on the King Arthur Flour site. It soon became a family favourite. However, I found that I often didn't have the mashed potato and potato water it required right at hand to quickly mix up a batch whenever I wanted, so I experimented and modified the original recipe in order to use instant mashed potato flakes instead. I now keep a box in my pantry exclusively for this recipe.
Note: Sometimes I substitute 2 cups of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour. The resulting rolls are just as heavenly this way too!
The preparation time does not include the machine cycle or the rising time. I usually allow approx. 4 hours to get them into the oven.