Start 5 hours before serving
- 1 small potato – cooked and mashed or use potato flakes. It needs to equal 1 cup
- 2 Tablespoons yeast dissolved in 1 cup warm water and 1 teaspoon sugar
- 4 cups evaporated milk (can use 2c evaporated milk-2c water)
- 4 tablespoons melted butter + extra to dip dough=yummy!
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 4 eggs
- Flour – a lot
Boil potato, mash (or flakes). Dissolve yeast in water and sugar. Let sit 5 minutes- ish Mix together yeast mixture, warm milk, butter, sugar, salt, eggs and potato. Add just enough flour to make a soft mix (about 3 cups). Mix just until blended and let rest for 10 minutes. Add about 7 more cups of flour ( enough to make a soft dough – you can handle this dough). Turn into a large bowl sprayed with pam. Cover and let rise to double 3 times. Dip roll into melted butter and place on pan. Let rise once more in pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Makes 4 dozen + rolls.
This recipe is our Great Grandma Safrans’ (from Germany). Every important event in our lives have been accompanied by these!