A friend made this recipe for the Valentine’s Banquet, and I had to have the recipe! It’s a great potato bread recipe that you can also find on www.tasteofhome.com.
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter or shortening
1 cup mashed potatoes
2 1/2 tsp. salt
2 T. yeast
1 1/3 cups warm water (110-115), divided
6 to 6 1/2 cups flour
In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter (or shortening). Add potatoes, salt and eggs. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in 2/3 cup warm water; add to creamed mixture. Beat in 2 cups flour and remaining water. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Shape into a ball; do not knead. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down; divide into thirds. Shape each portion into 15 balls and arrange in three greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks.
Yield: 45 servings.
Note: To make 45 rolls, they’ll have to be really small! Corrie and I made them a little larger…maybe it was closer to 30 rolls or something. Also, it’s good to brush them with butter before and after baking. Why wouldn’t that be good?