Fluffy Yeast Biscuits
Yield: about 5 dozen
- 1 package dry yeast
- 1/2 cup sugar, divided
- 1/2 cup warm water (105° to 115°)
- 1 cup cooked, mashed potatoes
- 1 cup milk, scalded
- 2/3 cup shortening, melted
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- Combine yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar, and water. Let stand 5 minutes or until bubbly.
- Combine remaining sugar, potatoes, milk, shortening, eggs, and salt; add to yeast mixture, stirring well. Stir in 2 cups flour. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
- Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and knead 10 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic. Place dough 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 into 1 1/2-inch balls. Place balls 1 inch apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and repeat rising procedure 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
- Bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
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