It’s an amazing place! I was raised in sunny Southern California and then…
I married my favorite college teacher ( from CA too), and stayed in a state that is famous for it’s incredible spuds!
This trio of beauties, Burbank Russets, are raised just above my home!
Over the last 39 years I have grown to love the people, birds, (this is our state bird, the Mountain Bluebird), wildlife, and of course potatoes! They grow so well here because we have warm days and cool nights and the best farmers in the USA!
This incredible view of the valley were we live was taken in April, from our deck facing north…we can see all the way to Montana!
Idaho cooks are fabulous and they know that fresh, famous, Idaho potatoes make everything better…and here’s one of our very best tried and true, award winning recipes, Potato Knot Rolls
Microwave milk to scald it, add butter, potato flakes, shortening, salt and sugar.
Mix and then let it cool slightly. Dissolve yeast in water and let it work…
Add to cooled milk mixture in mixer, eggs, yeast and then half of the flour. Mix again, and then add the remaining flour. Knead for 10 minutes till dough is smooth and elastic.
Pour 2 tablespoons of oil in a large bowl. Add dough, cover and let it rise for 1 hour.
Dough should rise till double in bulk.
Turn out onto smooth surface…I love to use my glass cook top.
Cut dough into thirds…you will have 3 large balls of dough.
Now cut each ball into 12 equal pieces or strips.
I toss each dough ball into my bowl of flour.
Then shake it good and give it a little stretch, and then tie it into a knot.
Place it on a greased or parchment lined jellyroll pan.
Cover your knots with a clean towel and let them rise for 1 hour…or you can
cover them with wrap, (I really like Press and Seal, it’s tight and sealed), ready for a slumber party overnight in my freezer. The next morning place your frozen rolls in a zip lock bag, label and keep frozen until you want to use them. When that time comes, put them back on your pan, same method, greased or lined, cover and let thaw and rise for 5 hours, and then bake as directed.
After 1 hour your rolls will have doubled in size.
Bake them in a preheated 375 degree oven for 11-12 minutes till light golden brown.
Right out of the oven, brush with melted butter.
These rolls are so delicious with added herbs of your choice for a savory roll or it is excellent dough for any type of sweet roll.
Enjoy the flaky, delicate texture of these special rolls and you’ll understand one of the many reasons why our potatoes are so famous!
Potato Knot Rolls
3 cups milk, scalded
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/4 cup shortening
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup potato flakes
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. salt
1/4 cup warm water with a pinch of sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp. yeast
8 cups flour
Microwave milk for 5 to 7 minutes to scald. In a mixing bowl add butter, shortening, salt, and sugar. Let it cool slightly. Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup of warm water. Let it work for a few minutes. Add to cooled milk along with eggs, potato flakes and 4 cups of flour. Mix well. Add the remaining flour and knead for 10 minutes. Put dough rise, covered, in an oiled mixing bowl for 1 hour. On a smooth surface, divide dough into thirds. Cut each third of dough into 1 dozen equal strips. Roll lightly in flour and tie into a knot. Let rise on a greased sheet, (I always use a parchment sheet on a jellyroll pan). Cover with a towel and let raise for 1 hour. Bake at 375 for 11-12 minutes. Makes 3 dozen rolls.
Knotted and baked with love! Thanks for stopping by….
Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!
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