Potato Roll Recipe from the Kitchen of Raquel Lynn

"They are soft and delicious—no recipe can compare!"
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From the kitchen of Raquel Lynn comes this rich, traditional potato roll recipe. What’s more traditional than a roll? It combines elements that we love (potatoes and bread) and packs them into a delicious hand-sized morsel you can eat with soup, salad, or a major dinner entrée. This Potato Roll recipe should be in everyone’s collection of best Christmas recipes. Invite Raquel into your kitchen and dive into a her family’s cherished recipe. 

From Raquel Lynn

This recipe is for my mom's overnight potato rolls. She has been making these ever since I was a little girl. She brings them to every holiday dinner, and the whole family loves them. They are soft and delicious—no recipe can compare! I have fond memories of baking with my mom before a holiday and making these rolls along with other desserts and dishes. They are memories I'll always cherish. 

This recipe is for my mom's overnight potato rolls. She has been making these ever since I was a little girl. She brings them to every holiday dinner, and the whole family loves them. They are soft and delicious—no recipe can compare! I have fond memories of baking with my mom before a holiday and making these rolls along with other desserts and dishes. They are memories I'll always cherish.

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POTATO ROLLS RECIPE

Ingredients

  • 1 4oz package of yeast
  • 1/2 cup potato water (water reserved from boiling the potatoes)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 cups flour, separated in half

Instructions

  1. Combine 1 package of yeast with warm potato water. The temperature should be 105–115 degrees. Set aside.
  2. Combine milk, butter, sugar, salt, and mashed potatoes in a large mixing bowl or electric mixer.
  3. Add in yeast mixture and 2 eggs.
  4. Stir in 3 cups of flour.
  5. Slowly mix in the remaining 3 cups of flour until the dough is soft.
  6. Refrigerate for eight hours or overnight allowing the dough to rise.
  7. Lightly flour a counter and roll the dough out flat. Cut it into triangles and roll up into croissant shapes. Place on baking sheets. Cover the rolls and let them rise.
  8. Bake the rolls until golden brown on top for 10-20 minutes depending on the size of your rolls.
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Is Potato Bread Better Than Wheat Bread?

One of the traps we fall into is thinking that a bread is “healthier” because we add potatoes to the recipe. Whether potato bread is healthier than wheat bread (or regular, white) depends on your health goals. Generally speaking, wheat bread is going to be lower in sugars and have more vitamins versus potato bread. But does that make it better? If you’re trying to lose weight, potato bread might be a better option. Let’s look at the average calories, protein, fiber, and sugar of a slice of each one…

· Potato Bread: 85 cal, 4 grams of protein, and 2 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar

· Wheat Bread: 78 cal, 2 grams of protein, and 1 gram of fiber, 1.75 grams of sugar

Even though potato bread might have more calories, you’re getting double the protein, double the fiber which will help you manage cravings throughout your day. However, potato bread has more than double the sugars as wheat bread. But…if eating that potato bread (which includes the 4 grams of sugars) helps you resist those cravings of diving into a high-sugar snack (which might contain 15-20 grams of sugar) than potato bread is the better option. One has to look at the options holistically along with the rest of their diet. 

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Raquel Lynn lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband Adam, Paint mare Fira, and Pomeranian Mango. She loves cowboy boots, sequins, all things sparkly, creating, cooking, Pomeranians, Paint horses, a good sale, flowers, wine, goat cheese, photography, flats, Bravo TV, barrel racing, turquoise, palm trees, and sunshine.

So…What is the Healthiest Bread You Can Eat?

Not eating bread is difficult to do, especially over long periods of time. Being aware there are at least healthy alternatives to regular bread is a good start to being health conscious. Below are three healthy breads which have gained in popularity in the healthy bread category…

· Ezekiel Bread: a great choice for vegetarians, bioavailability vitamins is through the roof, high in amino acids, and high in protein

· Flaxseed Bread: awesome option for vegetarians and vegans because you can get your omega-3 fatty acids without any animal by product, low in calories, low in carbs, and low in sodium. Flax has also been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. What’s not to like?

· Rye Bread: I know what you’re thinking, ‘BORING!’ Just stop, please. Not only are there studies linking grain rye to reduced body weight, improved insulin sensitivity, but it has shown to reduce total cholesterol too. This option is really healthy because it is known to decrease hunger cravings for longer periods of times (think 6-8 hours). Not bad!

What Can I Eat Instead of Bread?

As mentioned above, cutting bread completely out of your diet is going to be difficult, especially if it’s something you eat frequently. If you are trying to reduce your bread intake, start with the healthy breads and then begin transitioning to some of these tasty bread alternatives.

· Oopsie Bread (or Cloud Bread) If you are into low-carb, this is your new best friend bread alternative. Can be made with three ingredients: eggs, cream cheese, and salt.

· Lettuce Wrap Another solid choice if you’re looking to tag out bread. You can literally wrap anything you want in these big leafy greens: veggies, meat, fruits (yes…I’m serious), but the best part of lettuce wraps is they are the freshest alternative to bread.

· Sweet Potato Flatbread A very popular grain-free bread alternative. There are a lot of really good recipes, so just do a simple google search and begin experimenting. Here’s my favorite.

· Cauliflower Bread This bread alternative is one EVERYONE must try at least once. Tastes like bread. Feels like bread. Filling like bread, but it ain’t bread. It’s amazing. Cauliflower, cheese, eggs, and some spices make this bread alternative simple to make.

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About Raquel Lynn

Raquel Lynn lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband Adam, Paint mare Fira, and Pomeranian Mango. She loves cowboy boots, sequins, all things sparkly, creating, cooking, Pomeranians, Paint horses, a good sale, flowers, wine, goat cheese, photography, flats, Bravo TV, barrel racing, turquoise, palm trees, and sunshine.

You can follow Raquel at horsesandheels.com, and on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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