My Sister’s Potato Rolls

My mom made these feather-light rolls every Sunday.  My sister modified the recipe to make it somewhat easier by using instant potato flakes instead of regular potatoes.  Everything else is virtually the same.  Ymmmm!  I can almost taste one now

3/4 cup sugar

2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 cups milk

1 1/2 stick butter

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup instant potato flakes

6 cups flour (I use King Arthur’s)

2 eggs, room temperature

1 1/2 Tbsp. yeast

Combine sugar, salt, milk and butter in glass bowl and heat in microwave until butter melts.  In separate bowl, combine water and potato flakes.    Pour both mixtures into mixing bowl.  Add 2 cups flour and the eggs.  Mix well, then add yeast while mixture is still warm – but not hot enough to kill yeast.  Mix well,  then add remainder of  flour and continue beating until all flour is absorbed.  Knead ten minutes.  Cover with damp cloth and let rise 1 hour, 15 minutes or until 2 fingers inserted into dough retain prints.  Make into rolls, dip each roll in melted and cooled butter, then place in pan.  Let rise again 1 hour, 15 minutes.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until golden.   (Better plan on a second batch – these rolls disappear quickly!)

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