Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dutch Oven Potato Rolls

Fall is here and the colors are vibrant.  Each
fall we head up the canyon and do a dutch oven
dinner and enjoy the leaves.  This is just 10 minutes from my home.

These wonderful rolls are always on the menu.  They are 
so soft, they just melt in your mouth.  We usually have to make
two pans of these.  Couldn't you just live on hot rolls?

Of course you could make them in a pan in the oven too.

Dutch Oven Potato Rolls

1 C. warm water
1/2 C. sugar
1 T. yeast

Mix the above and set aside to let soften.

1/2 C. instant potatoes
1/2 C. warm water

Mix the above and add to the yeast mixture.

1 tsp. salt
1/2 C. shortening
2 eggs, well beaten
2 C. flour

Add the above and beat until smooth, about 3 minutes.

Add 3 C. additional flour and knead for 5 minutes.

Place in a greased bowl and cover and let rise until
double, usually about 1 hour.

Punch dough down and shape into 12 balls.
Grease 10-12 inch dutch oven or line with parchment paper, or you
could use a 9x12 inch pan. 

Cover and let rise until double.  

Prepare coals about 30-45 minutes before you are ready to bake
the  rolls.  Place 10 hot coals on the bottom of the pan and 12
on the top of the pan.  Bake about 15 -20 minutes.  Check for over
browning especially on the bottom.  If they are getting brown on the
bottom too quickly remove them from the bottom coals and just
let the top coals finish baking them.
(If you are baking them in the oven, bake at 400 for about 15 minutes.)

When done baking, butter the tops.

I usually drive up the canyon ahead of time
just to make sure the colors are perfect as I did today.

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful colors of fall.

I will be posting a few more dutch oven dishes as we
continue to enjoy this short wonderful season.


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  1. I can't believe you have all of that beautiful color already Jacqueline! The rolls sound great, hope to give them a try one Sunday soon. Enjoy your weekend:@)

  2. What beautiful fall color! Yesterday, I noticed a tree just beginning to change. I can't wait until we are at full peak. The rolls look sooooo good!

  3. They look great and so do your trees..more advanced than we are!

  4. I live in Sunny so california by the beach, sew:'/ sew! we only have palm trees and no seasons SO i am completely mesmerized by ur pictures of trees with fall coloring BEEEUTIFUL!!!!! ALSO WOW! Jacqueline! Those rolls look beautiful and i bet they taste as wonderful. gonna try to make these ALIVATING at these pictures of bread YUMMMMM thanks for the recipe

  5. Wow, Jackie, what gorgeous scenery and color! I can just imagine how delicious these rolls taste. I am looking forward to your other recipes. What a beautiful way to enjoy fall. xo

  6. What beautiful fall scenery you have! It is my favorite season by far and it means that Halloween is just around the corner...;)

  7. I have made your recipe and they are delicious. I love them in a dutch oven too. Such great fall color. We just get the yellows later. Joni

  8. Loving your fall colors. We are still green here. I can't wait for the changing to begin. Those rolls look so yummy. I have been on a quest to hone my breadmaking skills and I think this is going to be good practice!

  9. Loving your fall colors. We are still green here. I can't wait for the changing to begin. Those rolls look so yummy. I have been on a quest to hone my breadmaking skills and I think this is going to be good practice!

  10. The leaves are just stunning! Ours are, for the most part, still green. We had severe drought so not sure if we will get much fall color.

  11. We don't have those stunning Fall colors in my part of Texas. How wonderful for you to live in that beauty. The rolls sound wonderful, Jacqueline. I'll have to try your recipe out.

  12. These sound like the perfect comfort food for a cool, fall day! I can't wait to try them. We have a little color here but not nearly the bountiful, gorgeous color you have.

  13. I drove home via Spanish Fork canyon today. The reds are stunning and your rolls are too. Wish I had one while I drove home.

  14. Your potato rolls sound and look as devine as your surrounding scenery. How delightful to live so close to such stunning beauty...especially in the autumn.
    Have a wonderful week to come.

  15. I adore Utah in the fall! The trees are gorgeous...how lucky you are! I would be one happy woman in that canyon with your rolls:)

  16. For one of your next blogs, can you make some pumpkin spice cupcakes and then share them with your favorite niece?

  17. Sure Shaunna - but you could come and we could cook together!


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