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Mrs. Cheney's Potato Rolls


Sweet fluffy dinner rolls with a buttery potato flavor.

Rate this recipe 4.1/5 (15 Votes)


  • 1 large potato
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup scalded milk, cooled to room temp
  • 1/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 1/4 cup lard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Cook potato, peel and mash.

Step 2

Crumble yeast into large bowl, add sugar, potato, milk, water, melted lard, and salt. Mix, then sift in flour.

Step 3

Mix thoroughly with large spoon. (may not need all 5c flour)

Step 4

Let stand in warm room until rises 2x size.

Step 5

Place dough on floured board and knead well, adding flour as needed.

Step 6

Roll to 3/4" thick and cut with biscuit cutter.

Step 7

Place in greased pan, brush with melted butter, let rise to 2x size.

Step 8

Bake at 450 degrees until done, (20-25 minutes)

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