Potato Roll Recipe from the Kitchen of Raquel Lynn

"They are soft and delicious—no recipe can compare!"
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Potato Rolls from the Kitchen of Raquel Lynn

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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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  • 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


  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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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 InstagramTwitterFacebook, and Pinterest.

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