Old Fashioned Mashed Potato Rolls

Recipe by Abby Girl
READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
YIELD: 18 rolls




  • In a small saucepan, heat together milk, potato and shortening until the ingredients have melted. In a large bowl, stir together 3-1/2 cups of the flour, sugar, yeast and salt; stir in the milk mixture and egg. With a wooden spoon, gradually stir in enough of the remaining flour to make soft dough, mixing with hands if necessary.
  • Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface; knead for 8 - 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Cover with a tea towel; let rest for 10 minutes.
  • To make cloverleaf buns, pinch enough dough and shape into a small ball. Arrange 3 balls in one muffin cups that have been sprayed with Pam. Continue until you have shaped 18 muffin cups. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk, 30 - 60 minutes. (Note: I sometimes cut the dough in half and will do half in muffin cups and half in a 8" x 8" square pan).
  • Brush with butter. Bake in centre of 400 oven for 10 - 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Bread Machine Method: Use 4-1/2 cups flour. Into pan of machine, add in order potatoes, milk, egg, shortening, sugar, salt, flour and yeast. Choose dough setting. Remove from machine; shape and bake as directed.
  • Butter Mashed Potato Rolls: To get that rich buttery taste, drizzle each bun with melted butter then cover with clean tea towel. These buns come out rich and decadent.