November 29, 2008

The Day AFTER Thanksgiving...

My Mom always makes "Mashed Potato Rolls" out of the leftover mashed potatoes.  They are REALLY good, so I thought I would share the recipe with you.  I don't know if this recipe already exists somewhere, but my Mom just made this version yesterday.

Mashed Potato Rolls


Makes approximately 24 3-inch rolls

3 cups leftover mashed potatoes

3 cups of milk

4 Tablespoons butter

7 cups white flour

1 Tablespoon salt

¼ cup honey

3 Tablespoons yeast

1 ½ cups spelt (optional)


1. Heat milk, mashed potatoes, and butter together on the stove until butter starts to melt.

2. Mix white flour, spelt, salt and yeast in a mixer.

3. Stir heated mixture.  After butter in melted, pour into the mixer and mix.  This will create a heavy dough.  Add more flour as needed.

4. Mix on high for 3 minutes

5. Spray two baking sheets that have high sides.

6. Pour/Glop dough into the sheets.  Flatten so the dough is an even height everywhere.  Cut into squares and let rise.

7. Preheat oven to 375°, and bake the risen dough for approximately 25 minutes.

*You may also use sugar instead of honey

**You will need a pretty large mixer

I hope you enjoy it!
I was going to start an Etsy yesterday, but I just can't think of  a good username.  Any suggestions?  My family gave me lots of ideas, but you have to admit that "Joanna's Junk"  doesn't give a very good image!  Please tell me what you think!



  1. that looks really good, and yummy! I would never have guessed that it was made from partly potatoes.

  2. You know, I think that Jo-snazz is a pretty good me a least it suggests style-ishness. Sorry if that may seem a little boring...

    Those rolls sound great!!!

  3. Jo-snazzer's junk.
    Snazzy junk
    Snapper's junk

    O.K. forget the junk.

    Snappy snazzer's jazz.