Easy Potato Rolls


2/3 cup shortening

2/3 cup sugar

2 1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup cooked, mashed potato

2 eggs

2 pkgs dry yeast

1 1/3 cups warm water (105-115 degrees), divided

6-6 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy. Add salt, potato and eggs; beat until smooth.

Dissolve yeast mixture in 2/3 warm water. Add yeast mixture and remaining 2/3 warm water to creamed mixture; beat until smooth. Gradually stir in enough flour to make smooth dough. Cover and let rise in warm place (85 degrees) free from drafts, 1 1/2 hours or till double in bulk.

Punch down dough; turn out onto a floured surface. Knead lightly 3-4 times. Divide dough into thirds. Shape one portion at a time into 15 balls, place in a well greased (butter), 9 inch round cake or pie pan.

Cover and let rise in warm place for 1 hour or until double in bulk.

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.

I usually brush with butter while they are still warm.

Yield 45 rolls

I tried to under bake two pans for freezing but my oven gets too hot and the tin pans brown on bottom faster. Glass is my favorite but I forgot that it can make a difference.

Note: Dough may be refrigerated for up to 4 days before shaping. To freeze rolls prepare and bake as directed (under brown though); let cool. Wrap in aluminum foil; freeze. To serve, let rolls thaw; then bake in foil in 375 oven for 12-15 minutes or until heated through.

(This recipe is from my friend Jeanenne in Texas)


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