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Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls
The perfect Thanksgiving dinner roll!
1 hour, 40 minutes
25 to 30 minutes
1 cup apple juice
1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® Active Dry Yeast
3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter OR margarine, melted
1/2 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato
Heat apple juice until warm (100º to 110ºF). Add yeast and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
Combine 3 cups flour, sugar and salt in a large mixer bowl. Add butter, egg, potatoes and yeast mixture. Beat for 2 minutes. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Knead on a lightly floured surface for 6 to 8 minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic. Shape dough into a ball and place in a greased bowl, turning once to cover. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place until dough is doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down. Divide dough into 12 equal portions and form into rolls. Place in a greased 13 x 9-inch pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 40 minutes.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in a preheated 350ºF oven until well browned. Allow to cool on wire rack.
Whole Wheat Variation: Use 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour in place of 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour.
Sweet Potato Tip: Cook or bake sweet potato. OR use a can (15 ounces) of sweet potatoes. Drain well and mash enough to measure 1/2 cup.