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Potato Buns
Cook Time
20 mins
Print out my potato buns recipe for a soft and slighter sweeter take on traditional buns.
Course: Breads, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potato buns, potato buns using leftover mashed potatoes
Servings: 12
  • 1 cup of mashed potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of dry yeasts or 2 packets of dry yeast
  • 2 cups of warm water
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • ½ cups of canola oil
  • 7 to 8 cups of sifted flour
  1. Take your warm water (not hot) along with a teaspoon of that sugar and pour into a large mixing bowl before stirring in the yeast.
  2. I like to give the yeast a few minutes to feed on that sugar before incorporating the rest of the ingredients for my dough. You will know it is time when the water appears bubbly.
  3. Next, stir in the oil, remaining sugar, salt, mashed potatoes with a wooden spoon before adding the flour a few cups at a time. Depending on the weather and humidity, you may need more flour or less. Just keep stirring in enough flour until the dough in soft and pliable.
  4. Instead of just throwing your measuring cup that had the oil in your sink or dishwasher, I like to turn the cup upside down over my finished dough to lubricate it before covering for growing time.

  5. Let the dough rise in a warm spot until double in size or about an hour.
  6. Shape into potato buns or two loaves of bread before placing on greased baking sheets or loaf pans.
  7. Give the shaped buns or loaves about another hour to rise before baking.
  8. Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 20 minutes for the buns and about 35-40 minutes for the bread. This baking time can vary depending on how your oven bakes. You want a golden brown color.
  9. ENJOY!
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