Potato Bread, Roll, or Scones

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This is an excellent bread recipe that we got from my wife's sister. It makes very soft and tasty bread, rolls, or scones. It is also very fast and doesn't take long to rise (less than 30 mins). If you make scones with this recipe be sure to check out our Honey Butter Cream Recipe for the best tasting honey butter you will ever know.

Preparation Time: 
20 mins
Cooking Time: 
Bread: 20mins. Rolls: 13mins. Scones: 2-4mins.
2 loaves, 3 dozen rolls, 3 dozen scones

3 cups Water
2 tbsp Instant Yeast
1 tsp Sugar
3 tbsp Honey
2 tsp Salt
6 cups Flour
3 tbsp Melted Butter
1/2 cup Instant Potato Flakes or 2 Small Potatoes Peeled, Cooked, and Mashed


1. In a medium or large mixing bowl (or bread mixer) add 1/2 cup of hot water, the yeast, and sugar. Mix well and let rise while you do the next step.

2. In a separate bowl add 2 1/2 cups hot water, potato flakes or potatoes, honey, salt, 3 cups of flour, and butter. Mix well.

3. By now the yeast mixture should have risen quite a bit. If it has not then give it a couple more minutes.

4. Add 3 cups of flour to the yeast mixture and mix it up well and then add the rest of the ingredients from the other bowl. Mix it all well in a bread mixer or by kneading with hands.

For bread:
Grease two bread pans (we usually use butter). Split dough into two equal portions and roll each portion to get it in the shape/size that will fit well in the bread pan. Cover the bread pans with a cloth or plastic wrap and let rise for a bit in a warm place. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. The top may not be browned at all, this is normal.

For rolls:
Grease the roll/muffin tin (we usually use butter). Pinch small pieces of the dough off and roll them into balls that fill each cup of the muffin tin about halfway. Place cloth or plastic wrap on top and let rise for a while in a warm place. Bake at 350 degrees for about 13 minutes. When done the tops may not be browned at all, this is normal.

Fill a large skillet with vegetable oil so it is about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch deep. Heat the oil over medium heat until it's hot enough for frying. Take a portion of the dough and roll it out on the counter or cutting board until it's about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Then, take a knife and cut out scones in the size and shape that you want. Place the cut pieces carefully in the oil so they do not splash hot oil out. Use some tongs to flip the scones over when they are browned on the bottom side. If the oil temperature is right it should take about 2-4 minutes for a scone to be done. Don't forget to make the Honey Butter Cream Recipe to have something to dip your scones in.

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