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Southern Style Potato Rolls

What you need: 

Note: All ingredients must be at room temperature.
1 pkg. yeast dissolved in ½ cup warm water
½ cup sugar
½ stick margarine, melted
1 cup soy or oat milk
½ cup mashed potatoes (instant or prepared)
1/4 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon Salt
4 cups plain flour
small bowl of melted margarine

What you do: 

In a large bowl, beat together vegan sugar, margarine, and milk. Stir in potatoes, applesauce, and salt. Alternately add yeast mixture and flour. Pour into greased bowl. Cover, and let rise until double in size. Work down dough and roll out to ¼ inch thickness. Cut into rolls with biscuit cutter. Dip rolls into melted margarine, fold them over, and place them on an ungreased baking sheet. Allow to rise at room temperature for about 1 hour (or more). Bake at 400 degrees until browned. Brush tops with remaining melted margarine.

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I agree with faunablues - there's too much liquid in this recipe. So I made about one-and-a-half times the recipe, but didn't multiply the liquid ingredients, just the dry ones (including the yeast)... used plain mashed potatoes with no milk, etc. I also dissolved a teaspoon or so of the sugar in the water before adding the yeast, which always helps... kneaded in a little more flour until the dough felt right. It was a sticky dough, but quite good and stretchy to work with.

Cutting it up into buns was a challenge! I don't have a round cutter, so I used a knife to divide the dough into sixteen pieces (while it stuck like a bitch to the counter ;D), made approximately bun-like shapes, and dropped them on a baking tray... and let them rise a little more before baking. The result was heavenly! Dense and soft and moist and bready. I'll definitely make them again!

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A package of yeast is about 2.5 tsp, and 1/2 stick of margarine is 2 oz. (1/4 cup)

I've made these before, and though they tasted good, I think there's too much liquid in the recipe. It was too thin to actually roll out and cut (and succeed); next time I might just omit the applesauce and maybe mash plain potatoes (no water/anything added) for the mashed potatoes part.

But they were delicious =)

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Looks really good... BUT how much is ½ a stick off butter and 1 pkg. of yeast?  :-\

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