Light and fluffy dinner rolls made with mashed sweet potatoes.
Are you looking for a perfect dinner roll? These sweet potato dinner rolls are so light and fluffy and have just a touch of sweetness from the sweet potatoes. Your friends and family will be asking for them again and again.
The secret to making these great rolls? Sweet Potatoes! Okay, so I guess that’s really not a secret since sweet potatoes is right in the name, but seriously the sweet potatoes really add a little extra something to an ordinary dinner roll.
I used one whole sweet potato and boiled it, skin on until it was soft. Just test with a fork. If the fork goes through easily, the potato is done.
Once the potato is cool enough to handle, use a pairing knife to remove the skin and then mash the potato with a fork. You want it as smooth as possible, but a few small bits are okay.
Light and Fluffy Dinner Roll
- 1 cup milk warmed
- 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
- 3 Tablespoons honey
- 1 cup sweet potato mashed
- 3 whole eggs
- 3 Tablespoons butter softened
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 5 1/2 - 6 cups flour
- 3 Tablespoons butter melted
In a large bowl of a stand mixer, add milk, yeast and honey. Let sit for 5 minutes until bubbly.
Add sweet potato, eggs, butter and salt. Mix
With mixer running slowly add the flour. Continue adding flour until dough comes together and begins to form a ball. You might not use all the flour.
Knead in mixer for 5 minutes.
Remove from mixing bowl and place into a large greased bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled; 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
Remove cover and punch dough down.
Divide dough into fourths. Working with one fourth at a time, divide each fourth into six equal parts. Shape into rolls.
To make the cloverleaf shape, continue dividing each part into thirds. Roll each third into small balls. Drop three balls into a greased muffin tin.
Cover lightly and let rise for 30 minutes.
Brush top of rolls lightly with melted butter.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 15-18 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool slightly for a few minutes on a baking rack. Remove from tins or baking sheet and continue cooling.
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