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Two Peas and Their Pod: Recipe for Potato Rolls

Monday, November 03, 2008

Recipe for Potato Rolls

We had a great weekend with my family. We celebrated Halloween on Friday with our niece...she c
ame trick or treating in her angel costume. She was adorable!

We also celebrated Thanksgiving on Sa
turday. I know we jumped the gun, but Thanksgiving is my dad's favorite holiday...really the only one he likes. Food and football, how can anyone not like it??? So since we aren't going home to Illinois this year he wanted to cook us a feast before he left. I will be sharing some of the recipes this week from our family dinner. It was a lot of fun and oh so tasty!! My dad can cook a mean meal!

Today I am sharing my dad's famous Potato Roll recipe. They are to die for! The best rolls ever! Everyone always asks for the recipe...or for him to make them:) They are light and fluffy and best right out of the oven. He usually makes them into clover leaf niece called them Mickey Mouse rolls:) This year he did a couple different shapes. They were a hit!!


1 pkg. yeast in 1/ 2 cup warm water
3/4 cup shortening
½ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed spuds
1 cup scalded milk
5 cups flour
1 tsp salt

Mash the spuds ahead of time. Put the yeast in the warm water with a little sugar and set to rise about 5 minutes. Scald the milk and let it cool down so you don't kill the yeast. Mix the sugar and shortening and salt in the bowl, add the milk then put in about a cup of the flour. Then add the yeast and the beaten eggs. Then add the spuds. Then you add the flour until you can work the dough. Knead it until smooth by adding some flour. Then put it in a greased bowl for about 45 minutes. Then punch it down and form the rolls-into three balls. Dab each ball with butter and put in muffin tin. Let them rise until doubled. Bake at 375 for about 15-20 minutes.

Here are some pictures of our niece, Aubrey. I had to share them..she is too stinking cute!!

Aubrey in her angel costume!

Playing with Matt's dog, Shorty!

Helping Josh rake the leaves...sort of:)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a sweet angel! I just have little devils! The rolls look delicious! With a big hunk of butter...YUM.

8:20 AM  
Blogger priscilla joy said...

those rolls look fantistic, will be making them for thanksgiving this year. little aubrey is so cute!!

8:26 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

What a sweet little niece you have -- those eyes! I could eat an embarassing quantity of those rolls all by myself, I promise you. BTW, I wanted to tell you guys that I made your pumpkin pancakes with cinnamon syrup this weekend, Y'all, they were seriously the best pancakes that I have EVER had!! The recipe was PERFECT -- the batter was not too runny, not too thick. They were light and fluffy and just absolutely delicious. The syrup was out of this world. My breakfast guests were wowed. THANK YOU!!

8:28 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

I love the picture of your niece in the leaves! I'm loving the rolls hot out of the oven that's when they're the best.

8:34 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Yum. I love fresh baked potato rolls and your Dad's look amazing.

Your niece is a cutie.

8:35 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

Those rolls look awesome! I have never made potato rolls and am book marking this recipe! Aubrey is way too cute

8:41 AM  
Blogger Usha said...

Your niece is so very cute....the potato rolls look very inviting..looking forward to trying this soon...

8:43 AM  
Blogger Suburban Monkey said...

An early Thanksgiving! Sounds perfect!

8:52 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

We too had an early Thanksgiving, on Sunday since we won't be home for Thanksgiving. Those rolls look delicious!

8:56 AM  
Blogger Katerina said...

Mmm potato rolls, yum!

9:37 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

i wish i could set up a cot in the middle of your kitchen to just take in all of the delicious smells that must constantly waft in and out of there. and your niece is the cutest ever.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

Your neiece is a cutie and your bread looks really good!

11:19 AM  
Blogger Snooky doodle said...

How cute !! and the rolls look so good!

11:36 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, what fluffy rolls! I bet they were delicious! Your niece is very cute :-D...



11:46 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

I would have Thanksgiving early too, if I could eat some of those rolls! They look delicious! and cute costumes too!

1:10 PM  
Blogger Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Great fluffy rolls! Adorable niece you have. How nice of your dad to be the cook.

1:17 PM  
Blogger Usha said...

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1:46 PM  
Blogger Maria♥ said...

Oh what a cutie your niece is in her angel costume! Those rolls look absolutely divine.


1:50 PM  
Blogger NKP said...

Those rolls look perfect! And how cute is that little angel!?! Too cute!

2:34 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

I can't wait until Thanksgiving. I'm going to make them this weekend with chicken pot pie.

If you need me, I'll be on the treadmill. Excuse me.

2:59 PM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

Oh those look so good! And the leaves picture of your niece is just the cutest! Definitely frame worthy. :)

3:15 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Ooh, those rolls looks so yummy. So you tried my Cacciatory casserole? Maybe I did something wrong, but when I made it, I didn't like it. Did you do something different?

4:38 PM  
Blogger La Bella Cooks said...

I bet those rolls are perfect just straight out of the oven. Wow, I can almost smell those over here. Yummy!

4:38 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

By all means, try it! I made it while I was feeling sick from being pregnant, and now I can't even eat chicken, so who knows. Maybe it's good. If you do try it, please let me know what you think.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

You angel is precious! Those rolls look amazing! I bet they were tasty right out of the oven!

5:32 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

those breads look great indeed... hubby loves soft dinner rolls, and your dad's version looks just like that... awesome... and your niece, she's so adorable in her angel costume... i love her in pic with all those leaves... btw, thanks for the greeting... :)

5:42 PM  
Blogger Manggy said...

Omigosh, those rolls look perfect! I could never get them like that-- mine are always lumpy-bumpy on top.
Aubrey is so precious! Shorty is cute too :)

6:17 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Cute pics of the kids! The rolls look awesome!

6:32 PM  
Blogger Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Aubrey is such a little cutie...and way to go Dad!!!!! Those rolls would be so good straight from the oven and slathered in butter:D

6:41 PM  
Blogger Veronica said...

Aubrey is a doll! I think those potato rolls look amazing. I'm cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year for the first time in quite a few years...I'm adding your rolls to my menu!

7:09 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

Yum! I was just looking for a good roll recipe, thank you! Thanks for stopping by my blog, it was fun to make a new bloggin' friend.:0) Enjoy your day!

5:39 AM  
Blogger Mandy said...

p.s. I added you to my sidebar, you have lots of yummy ideas! :)

5:40 AM  
Blogger Darius T. Williams said...

Ahhh - great stories...and I'm loving the mickey mouse rolls - lol!


5:54 AM  
Blogger grace said...

what a cutie, and what a great tray o' bread. i think i'll start to celebrate thanksgiving once a month. :)

6:30 AM  
Blogger Rach said...

Aubrey's hair is getting so long! She is really cute. Glad you had a yummy Thanksgiving dinner- that's the best.

11:17 AM  
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12:44 PM  
Blogger Lucy..♥ said...

Maria, what a little darling niece you have, she's gorgeous!! and.... your rolls look fantastic. We really enjoyed them over the weekend, my DH absolutely loved them.

12:45 PM  
Blogger The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Celebrate when you can and when you want to! Great idea.

My husband LOVES potato rolls. I must bookmark this recipe so when I have the time to work with yeast I can make them for him.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

First...Frame a large print of your niece in the leaves, it is priceless!!!
Second, and right behind first. Your dad should send us all potato rolls, warm of course.
I love my family because if anyone ever showed up with brown and serve rolls they would have been shunned. But these, these may have never made it to the table. We would have eaten them all in the kitchen.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

I love potato bread in any form, so these rolls are making my mouth water!

6:01 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

These are my favorite kind of rolls! I usually buy them from the grocery store, but I'm definitely going to attempt this recipe on Thanksgiving.

11:23 AM  

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