Saturday, January 24, 2015

Mini Slider Rolls

 After the shock of finding out that the party I offered to cater was for 150 people and not the 50 I assumed it would be, I decided I had better get started preparing the food. I always prepare as much in advance as I can which really helps out during the hectic last days before an event.  One thing I will be serving is ham sliders which are always a big hit.

 The problem is, 150 people can eat an awful lot of sliders so I need a ton of rolls.

 I used the recipe for my potato rolls which I love but find that they tend to be a bit heavy.  So, after many many years of making these rolls a light bulb went off and I realized....these need more yeast.  I increased the yeast to 1 tablespoon and the rolls came out perfect.  You can teach old dogs new tricks!

 These freeze really well too.

 I made tray after tray.

Two more days of roll making and I will have enough.  Here is the recipe if you ever need a bunch of rolls:

Potato Rolls

1 1/2cups warm water
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tablespoon of rapid rise yeast
2/3 c. shortening
1 c. mashed potatoes ( I make instant ones for this recipe because homemade is too heavy)
7-7 1/2 cups flour