Monday, October 22, 2012

Potato Buns!

It is Secret Recipe Club day! It is also your lucky day because today you are being given the recipe to the most incredible homemade rolls ever! This month I was assigned the blog, A Tale of One Foodie's Culinary Adventures! This blog is written by Erin, and it is full of wonderful sounding and beautiful looking recipes. I had quite a difficult time deciding what to make until I saw these Potato Buns! I am so glad I made these. They are awesome and easy to make. You will never eat store bought buns again! Try these!

Potato Buns
  • 2 cups very warm Water (120-130 degrees)
  • 1/4 cup instant Mashed Potato Flakes
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher Salt
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 4 1/2 -6 cups Flour
  • 2 tablespoon Instant Yeast
Stir together the water, potato flakes, sugar and salt.
Fast acting yeast works best when the water is 
between 120-130 degrees. It needs to be at the right 
temperature now, because you won't find out it didn't work
until later. By then you have done a lot of work!
Add eggs, butter, and the your yeast mixed 
with 3 cups of flour.
Beat with mixer on high.  
This can be done by hand also.
Add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the
dough can be easily kneaded.
Knead well.
I used my dough hook, on the mixer, but you can knead by 
hand if you want.
Place in a greased, covered bowl in the fridge 
to rest for 2 hours or overnight. 
Pinch 2-3  inch balls off the main piece of dough and
form into round roll shapes.
Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Let rise until doubled in size, at least 1 hour.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
The buns are done when
they sound hollow when you tap on them.
Not all mine turned out as pretty as Erin's :(
But they were delish!!
So Pretty!

Thank you Erin for such a great recipe!
I just love making and eating these buns!!


  1. Wow...potato flakes in bread? This sounds delicious!

  2. Oh wow! I just love potato bread but to make my own? Right on. Can't wait to make these! Thanks! And great SRC pick!

  3. These look great! My son would totally love these!

  4. These look so light and fluffy! Perfect dinner rolls!

  5. MMMM---you cannot get any better than homemade bread and these rolls look absolutely fabtastic! :)

  6. Love these! The use of the instant potato flakes is genius! YUM!

  7. I can smell the yeast! Mmmmm. Off to check out some of those other links now.


  8. I am so glad you enjoyed looking around my blog! This is one of my favorite bun recipes - they're so soft and flavourful. Thanks for your kind words about my blog and my recipes. :)

  9. Potatoes make bread magic! They seem to help make the bread so soft. These look so good!

  10. I love the texture and flavor of potato buns. These do look good, can't wait to try them, yum!

  11. I love the sound of these! someone just gave me a recipe for sweet potato rolls (which I have lost) so I can use this one :)

  12. I buy potato rolls, but for some reason never got around to making them from scratch. Thanks for sharing!
    Visiting from SRC group D.