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Sweet Potato Rolls

Description: Moist, flavorful rolls--a Thanksgiving tradition.
Yield: Makes about 24 rolls

Qty Unit Ingredient
1 pkg Yeast
1 1/2 c. Warm Water
2/3 c. Shortening
1/3 c. Sugar
1 c. Mashed sweet potatoes (or 2 jars of sweet potato baby food)
1 1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt
2 Eggs
7 c. Flour


  1. Set out two eggs until they are at room temperature.
  2. Dissolve yeast in warm water (around 110 F., see package directions). You may need to dissolve 1 tsp sugar with yeast and water to get the yeast to foam properly.
  3. Add shortening, sugar, sweet potatoes, eggs, and 2 cups of flour.
  4. Mix well with mixer.
  5. Add salt and continue to mix.
  6. Remove mix and stir in the other 5 cups of flour with a spoon.
  7. Place dough in a greased bowl and grease the top of the dough.
  8. Let dough sit for an hour.
  9. Pinch off dough and shape into rolls about the size of a large egg.
  10. Place rolls in greased, floured pan.
  11. Brush rolls with melted butter.
  12. Let rolls rise for 2 hours.
  13. Bake at 350 F. until golden brown (about 25 minutes).

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