Potato Dinner Rolls

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated July/August 2012

Could the old-fashioned trick of adding stodgy mashed potatoes to bread really create rolls with the lightest, most tender texture?

SERVESMakes 12 Rolls

TIME1½ hours, plus 1 hour resting

Potato Dinner Rolls

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Mashed potatoes are hefty and substantial, but in a potato rolls recipe, they give the crumb a light, tender, moist texture. That’s because the starches in potatoes dilute the gluten-forming proteins, which weakens the structural network an...

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