Super Convenient Potato-Cheese Yeast Rolls are deliciously laced with chewy Cheddar cheese. Make the night before, refrigerate, and bake when convenient. Recipe is written to be mixed in a bread machine. See the notes at the end of the recipe for instructions how to make this bread by hand or with a stand mixer.
Despite all the tornadoes in our neighborhood this past week, I have yet to witness a real-live tornado with my own eyes. Have you? I’m fascinated and petrified by them all at the same time. I missed seeing tornadoes this time because I rode out the storm in a parking garage in Dallas.
Thankfully, we are fine, our stuff is fine, and our kids are also fine in spite of several hours without power, which seemed like no big deal compared to all the blue plastic-covered roofs and piles of cut trees we see anytime we go anywhere now. Thanks to all of you who inquired with concern.
After all the craziness of this week, a new yeast roll recipe seems interesting for Easter dinner. I think they will complement the spiral-sliced ham from Costco that has become our Easter tradition.
Sharp Cheddar cheese, well-seasoned mashed potatoes, and a cute rose-like shape combine to give my favorite dinner rolls some competition. In addition, this recipe is convenient. I can make the rolls the day before, refrigerate overnight, then pull them out of the fridge to rise just before leaving for church. As a result,when I walk in the door two or three hours later, they are ready to bake.
As always, I let my bread machine do the mixing and kneading. Since the consistency of “seasoned mashed potatoes” can vary, I highly recommend you pay attention to the dough after you start your bread machine to make sure it is not too wet or dry. If you are new to bread-making, check out the picture tutorial on this post regarding what your dough should look like. Forming the dough into rolls is a lot like making cinnamon rolls.
How to shape Super Convenient Potato-Cheese Yeast Rolls:
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup butter cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup well-seasoned mashed potatoes
- 2/3 cup milk
- 3 cups bread flour
- 2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- Add egg, sugar, salt, butter, and mashed potatoes to bread-machine pan.
- Heat milk 1 minute and 30 seconds in microwave on HIGH. Pour over other ingredients already in the bread machine to warm them and melt the butter.
- Add bread flour and then yeast.
- Select the dough cycle and start.
- When finished, remove dough from pan to floured surface. Assemble as follows: (see pictures above)
- Roll into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. (I make it as big as my silicone baking mat.)
- Sprinkle with shredded Cheddar cheese.
- Starting with long side, roll into a cylinder the same way you would do cinnamon rolls.
- Divide cylinder in half with dental floss. Slice each half in half again. Now slice each quarter into 3 equal slices.
- Place each slice, cut side up, into a well-greased cup of a muffin tin. I have found spraying with Baker's Secret (a mixture of oil and flour) works best.
- Use scissors to make 4 equally-spaced vertical snips into each layer of the rolls.
If you make the night before:
- Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Take out 2 to 2-1/2 hours before you want to eat and set on the counter. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 19-20 minutes.
To eat right away:
- Cover with a tea towel and allow rolls to rise. They don't need to double--just rise about a third again the size they were originally. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 19-20 minutes.
- Once rolls are removed from the oven, allow them to remain in the muffin pan no longer than 5 minutes. Remove them before the cheese cools and glues your rolls into the pan like super glue stuck between two fumble fingers. Now I've warned you. 🙂
Directions for making bread with a stand mixer or by hand:
- To make this recipe in a heavy-duty stand mixer, add ingredients to the bowl in the same order. Turn on low to mix until all ingredients are moistened. Using dough hook, turn speed to 2 or 3 and continue beating/kneading until dough becomes smooth and elastic, about 5-10 minutes. Cover and allow to rise in a warm place. Deflate dough gently and shape rolls as indicated in recipe.
- If making by hand, combine all ingredients into a shaggy ball in a large bowl. Turn dough out on a floured surface and knead with your hands until dough becomes smooth and elastic, a process that will likely take 10-20 minutes depending on your experience. Place dough ball into a greased bowl. Cover and allow to rise until double. Deflate dough gently and shape rolls as indicated in recipe
- Please note: If you substitute regular yeast for instant or bread machine yeast, you must dissolve it first before adding to the dry ingredients. Stir it into about 1/4 cup of the lukewarm liquid called for in the recipe. Let sit for about 10 minutes. Add to other wet ingredients and then add dry ingredients. Proceed as directed to knead and shape rolls.
- Fleischmann's Yeast for Bread Machines, 4-ounce Jars (Pack of 1)
- Zojirushi BB-PDC20BA Home Bakery Virtuoso Plus Breadmaker, 2 lb. loaf of Bread, Stainless Steel/Black
- King Arthur Flour Unbleached Bread Flour, 5 Pound (Packaging May Vary)
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 275 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 46mg Sodium: 373mg Carbohydrates: 32g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 5g Protein: 10g