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Icebox Potato Rolls

Yield 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water (105° to 115°)
  • 1 cup milk, scalded
  • 1 cup cooked, mashed potatoes
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Butter or margarine, melted

How to Make It

  1. Combine yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar, and lukewarm water in a small mixing bowl; stir well, and let stand 5 minutes or until bubbly.

  2. Combine scalded milk, potatoes, shortening, remaining sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl; stir until shortening melts. Cool to lukewarm (105° to 115°); stir in yeast mixture and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.

  3. Stir dough down. Add eggs and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Turn dough out onto a floured surface; knead 8 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place dough in a large greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  4. Punch dough down. Shape into 1 1/2-inch balls; arrange in 2 lightly greased 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking p>ans. Brush rolls with melted butter. Cover and repeat rising procedure 1 hour or until doubled in bulk. Bake at 400° for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from pans, and serve warm.

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