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Catholic Recipe: Potato Rolls


  • 1 package active dry, or cake, yeast
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm potato water
  • 1 cup hot milk
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 8 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour, divided
  • melted butter
  • Details

  • Yield: 3 dozen rolls
  • Prep Time: 2 1/2 hours
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: Ukraine

Also Called: Kartoscki

From the Ukraine we have this recipe for wonderful potato rolls to serve with your main meal.


Dissolve yeast in potato water. Pour hot milk over shortening, sugar, salt; stir until shortening is melted. Add mashed potatoes; mix thoroughly. Cool. Combine with yeast. Add 1 cup flour; beat well. Cover; let rise until bubbly. Beat in remaining flour; knead until smooth. Place in greased bowl; cover; let rise until double in bulk. Turn out on floured board. Roll out 1/4 inch thick. Cut in 2-inch rounds. Brush with butter; put together in pairs. Bake 25 minutes at 400°.

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965
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