Potato Buns

Potato Buns

Soft rolls are a delicious addition to any dinner. Serve up the entire batch at your next get-together, or freeze half and to use later as slider buns or make sandwiches for a delicious lunch.

Servings
18 people
  • Ingredients

    1 cup hot water (250 mL)

    2 tsp granulated sugar (10 mL)

    2 1/4 tsp traditional active dry yeast (11 mL)

    1 cup cold mashed potatoes (see Tip) (250 mL)

    1 tsp salt (5 mL)

    1 egg, lightly beaten (1)

    5 Tbsp canola oil, divided (75 mL)

    3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (875 mL)

  • Directions
    1. In a large bowl, combine water and sugar. Mix until dissolved. Sprinkle yeast over top and let stand for about 10 minutes or until frothy. Whisk in potatoes, salt, egg and 1/4 cup (60 mL) of the oil. Gradually stir in 3 cups (750 mL) of flour to create a sticky ragged dough. Turn out onto floured surface and knead in enough of the remaining flour to create a smooth soft dough. Place in a large oiled bowl; cover with plastic wrap and set aside to rise for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
    2. Punch down dough and divide into 18 pieces. Roll each piece into small balls and place side by side in a 13 x 9 inch (33 x 23 cm) oiled pan. Cover and let rise for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
    3. Preheat oven to 350℉ (175ºC).
    4. Brush with remaining oil and bake for about 25 minutes or until golden and sound hollow when tapped.
    5. Remove from oven and let stand 3-5 minutes. Remove buns from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

    Tip: Use unseasoned mashed potatoes for the potato rolls. For about 1 cup of mashed potatoes you will need about 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped and boiled in unsalted water for about 20 minutes until tender. Drain and mash well and let cool completely before using.

Nutritional Analysis

Serving Size
1 bun
Servings
18
Calories
147
Total Fat
4.9 g
Saturated Fat
0.5 g
Cholesterol
10 mg
Sodium
165 mg
Carbohydrates
21.6 g
Fiber
1 g
Sugars
0.8 g
Protein
4 g
Potassium
74 mg