Friday, December 25, 2009

Mama's Potato Rolls

1 cup unseasoned hot mashed potatoes
2 packages of yeast
3/4 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 eggs
2 cups lukewarm water
3/4 cup Crisco
6-7 cups of flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water, stir Crisco into hot mashed potatoes. Add sugar, salt, beat in eggs. Add to mixture of yeast and water. Beat in 3 cups flour. Add remaining flour up to 7 cups (until mixture comes away from side of mixing bowl). Grease bowl that you will use to let dough rise. While dough is rising, place in a warm place covered with damp cloth. Let dough rise until doubled in size. Store in refrigerator. Dough will keep up to 2 weeks.

Make rolls in your favorite shape. Brush with melted butter and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
-- from Helen's submission to Hendersonville paper for Holiday Cookbook 1998

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