Lovefeast Buns

Oxmoor House
about 2 dozen

Ingredients

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1 package dry yeast
1 cup sugar, divided
1/4 cup warm water (105° to 115°)
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup cooked, mashed potatoes
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups warm water (105° to 115°)
7 to 8 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

Preparation

Combine yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar, and 1/4 cup warm water; stir well, and let stand 5 minutes or until bubbly.

Combine egg, remaining sugar, softened butter, potatoes, and salt in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed of electric mixer 5 minutes or until smooth. Stir in yeast mixture. Add 2 cups warm water alternately with enough flour to make a soft dough, beginning and ending with flour.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.

Punch dough down; shape dough into 3 1/2-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and repeat rising procedure 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.

Using a sharp knife, cut a shallow "M" on the top of each bun. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Brush tops with melted butter.

Created date

February 2010