I was looking for a potato roll recipe. I buy potato rolls at Publix and I like them because they are delish, SOFT, a little dense, AND they are dairy-free. Score! Well, the recipe I found online called itself a potato roll but HAH, not so much. These are yeast rolls. If you’ve ever been to Texas Roadhouse, you may have had this kind of roll (likely dripping in butter with a side of butter!). They are light as air, soft and SOOOOOOOOO good. So here’s my adjusted and commented version of the recipe I started with.
Backing up – I am yeast and dough phobic. Seriously. But I have discovered that if I make the dough in the bread machine and then bake in the oven – MAGIC!!! These rolls are so easy to make. You’ll have everyone at the dinner table drooling!
NOTE: You can probably use other brands of potato flakes, but I used Idahoan Original because they are dairy free. Unlike most potato flakes, this brand is just potatoes and preservatives (hate the preservative part, but I imagine you’ll be hard pressed to find flaked potatoes without them…. hmm wonder if I can make my own!?)
Now for the recipe….
Bread Machine Yeast Rolls
Yield: 12 beautiful rolls
1 3/4 cups warm water – about 105 degrees F
4 cups bread flour
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup dried potato flakes
1 packet active dry yeast
Place ingredients in the bread machine in the order recommended by your bread machine’s instructions. For my machine it’s in the order written (water first, yeast last). Run the dough cycle on your machine. Mine takes about 1 hour, 20 minutes.
Prepare 2 cookie sheets covered with parchment paper.
Remove dough from bread maker when complete, place on lightly floured surface. If the dough is sticky, add a little bit more flour until you can handle the dough easily. Divide dough into 12 portions. I used a dough cutter like this to cut the rolls. The shape you end up with doesn’t matter. You can make them into perfect balls by rolling them in your hands or leave them in random shapes after you cut them like I did. Use your imagination! Place the rolls on the prepared cookie sheets. Cover with a towel and let rise 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375. After the rolls have enjoyed their 15 minute rest, bake 15-20 minutes until the tops are golden brown.