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Contest-Winning Potato Pan Rolls

Total Time

Prep: 55 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.

Makes

2-1/2 dozen

Beautiful color and light-as-a-feather texture make these rolls our family's favorite for holiday meals. I won the reserve champion award at a 4-H yeast bread competition with this recipe. -LeAnne Hofferichter, Floresville, Texas
Contest-Winning Potato Pan Rolls Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 to 7 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring potatoes and water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid; cool liquid to 110° to 115°. Mash potatoes; set aside 1 cup to cool to 110°-115° (save remaining potatoes for another use).
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in reserved potato liquid; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the reserved 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Punch dough down and turn onto a floured surface; divide into 30 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball. Place 10 balls each in 3 greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°. Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 roll: 165 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 193mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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