Mashed Potato Dinner Rolls
* 2 Tbsp + 3 tsp sugar, divided
* 1/4 C warm water
* 1 (1/4 oz.) pkg. dry yeast
* 1/2 C mashed potatoes
* 10 Tbsp butter at room temperature, divided
* 3/4 C warm milk
* 1 egg
* 1 tsp salt
* 3 1/4 C of flour
1. Place 1 tsp of the sugar into the warm water and stir until dissolved.
2. Add the yeast and allow the mixture to stand 7 minutes or until bubbly.
3. Place the potatoes into the mixture.
4. Pour in the milk, the remaining sugar and 6 Tbsp of the butter.
5. Break the egg into the mixture and stir to combine.
6. Sprinkle the salt into the mixture.
7. Slowly add the flour and stir until smooth.
8. Lightly flour a flat surface.
9. Turn the dough onto the surface and knead for 10 minutes.
10. Lightly grease a bowl and place the dough into the bowl.
11. Cover the bowl, place in a warm area and allow the dough to rise for 1 hour.
12. Using your fists punch the dough down.
13. Divide the dough in half and with a lightly floured rolling pin roll each half to 3/8 thicknesses.
14. Flour a cookie cutter and cut the dough into disks.
15. Brush each disk with the butter.
16. Place the disks on a cookie sheet.
17. Cover and allow the dough to rise 45 minutes or until double in size.
18. Set the oven temperature to 375 degrees and allow the oven to heat.
19. Bake the disks for 18 minutes or until golden brown.
Whenever I buy dinner rolls, I automatically reach for the potato rolls. That's because they are heartier than the "plain" kind. I found out that they are not that hard to make once you get your system down. They taste 100% better than store-bought, and they're cheaper, too. This is a really nice touch to a holiday or any special meal.