Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Potato Crescent Rolls - #BreadBakers

This month, the Bread Bakers are celebrating the humble potato. I love adding potatoes to my dough. It makes the resulting bread so tender and soft. I have had some King Arthur cinnamon rolls that use potatoes on my to-bake list for years at this point. I fully planned on making them for this event but I ended up going the savoury route. No regrets. These crescent rolls were easy to make and tasted great. 

Be sure to scroll down to see what the other bakers whipped up!

Potato Crescent Rolls

420 grams (3 1/2 cups) flour
1/2 cup potato flakes
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt 
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water*
1/4 cup oil 
4 tablespoons butter, melted

Mix all the dough ingredients together. You want the dough to be soft and tacky (not sticky) so when adding the water, add just enough to form a tacky dough. You might need less or more depending on your flour and climate.  I needed a bit less. 

When the dough is smooth and cohesive, place it in an oiled bowl, cover and bulk ferment in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature until doubled. 

Line a half-sheet pan with parchment paper. 

When the dough is ready, divide it into two halves. Roll each piece into a 9" to 10" circle. Lightly brush with some of the melted butter. 

Divide each circle into 9 equal pieces. I found the easiest way to do this equally was to first divide the circle into 3 equal pieces and then divide each of those pieces into 3. 

Take each triangle and flatten it some more, stretching the triangle out. I preferred the crescent rolls that I made from these flatter, stretched-out triangles to the triangles left as is. I got more turns and a more defined roll. I stretched the triangles to be about 6 to 7 inches long with the shortest side being about 4 inches or so long. 

Starting with the shortest side of each triangle, roll up the dough. Place your rolls on your prepared baking sheet with the tips tucked under the roll. Curve the rolls to form a crescent shape. 

Allow all your rolls to proof for about 25 to 35 minutes or until puffy. 

Before the rolls are ready, preheat the oven to 350 F. 

Bake the risen rolls for 15 minutes, remove them from the oven and brush with melted butter. Bake for another 5 minutes or until golden. 

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