Lovefeast Rolls

  •  1 cup mashed potatoes (Boil 2-3 medium-sized potatoes in water. Do not use any seasoning. Mash with  milk only. Let cool to room temperature. Save 1 cup potato water).

  •    1 stick butter or margarine

  •    1 cup potato water

  •    2 eggs

  •    3/4 cup sugar

  •    1 teaspoon mace

  •    1 teaspoon salt

  •    2 cups all purpose flour (not self-rising)

  •    3 cups bread flour

  •    2 packages Rapid Rise yeast (not regular yeast-must be Rapid Rise)

1. Mix sugar, mace, salt, yeast, and 2 cups all purpose flour together.

2. Heat margarine or butter and potato water until hot to touch (125 - 130 degrees).

3. Combine dry ingredients (step 1), liquid, (step 2), and mashed potatoes. Blend with mixer.

4. Add eggs and mix.

5. Blend in 3 cups bread flour gradually. Use mixer at first but will have to use sturdy spoon toward end.

6. Cover with damp cloth and let rise one hour in warm area.

7. Knead in 1/2 to 1 cup flour until dough is manageable (dough will be sticky). This should take about l0 minutes.

8. Roll out 1/2" to 3/4" thick and cut with 2" cutter.  Should yield 45 to 50 per batch.

9. Let rise 2 to 3 hours on aluminum foil sheets in warm area. Slide foil onto cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees 10 to 15 minutes. Rolls should be lightly browned. Brush with melted butter or margarine immediately as they come out of oven. Cool. May bag and freeze one layer at a time.

Freeze very well and keep up to one month. Day of use, thaw rolls and reheat at 350 degrees about 3 minutes. 



From Josh and Dan Gough