Mom’s Fluffy Potato Rolls:
¾ c. water
½ c. mashed potatoes
warm water & potatoes in microwave until hot, not boiling
¼ c. sugar
¼ c. olive oil
Combine sugar and Oil in mixer
add potatoes to oil & sugar
2 c. whole wheat flour,
2 tsp. yeast
Add egg to mixer. After egg is incorporated, add flour and yeast.
Mix together. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Add 1 tsp. salt to dough.
Add 1 to 1 ½ c. white flour.
Add last little bit of white flour slowly, until dough doesn’t stick to sides of mixing bowl.
Divide into half, then in half, then in half. (8 equal balls) Do three rolls out of each ball, rolling into ball shape with palms of hands. Or you can divide dough into half once, roll out into a circle (like a pizza crust), then cut like a pizza into 8 equal slices. Roll up slices starting with the wide end, and pinch small end to roll once rolled up to hold shape. This makes a crescent roll.
*Note: you may need to spray dough/hands with cooking spray to keep dough from sticking to everything while you are working with it.
Place rolls in greased 9x13 pan. Let rise until double. Bake in oven at 350 for 15-20 minutes, or until tops are browning.