Potato-Sage Rolls with Roasted Garlic

Serves: 
8

These potato based yeast rolls are full of earthy flavor. Scented with garlic and sage, they make a great addition to any bread basket.

Ingredients

4 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
1⁄3 cup lukewarm potato water
2 heads garlic, roasted and peeled
1 tbsp. dry yeast
3 tbsp. olive oil
5 cups flour
2 tsp. salt
1⁄2 cup fresh sage, chopped

Steps

1. Boil potatoes in salted water until soft. Reserve potato water and set aside. On a large sheet pan, air dry potatoes until cool, then mash garlic into potatoes.

2. Stir yeast into warm potato water and allow to rest for 5 min.

3. In a large mixer, combine potatoes, oil and yeast and mix on low speed until fully incorporated.

4. Gradually add flour and salt and mix on low speed 2-3 min. Increase speed and mix for 11-15 min., gradually adding sage.

5. Allow dough to rise for 30 min.; punch down dough and shape into rolls. Place rolls in a greased round pan, cover and let rise for 30 min.

6. Bake about 50 min. until interior temperature is approx. 200° F.

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