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Mebake

Mark's Potato Rolls

I promised myself the other day, that I’ll try Mark Sinclair’s  (TFL member mcs) Potato rolls. My kids desire soft enriched white breads;  and as i watched in regret my wife’s grocery bags carrying bland/cottonty mass produced rolls, this was my chance to try out Mark’s wonderful rolls featured in his latest video.

I have followed the recipe religiously, as I wanted to be true to Mark’s authentic product. I did deviate, however, when it came to overnight refrigeration. The rolls were baked the very same day, and they were absolutely delicious! They’ll have to taste even better refrigerated.

The house was filled with buttery aromas when those rolls were baked. My wife and kids ate them warm. Silky Soft, and squishy,  slightly chewy crust, and a heavenly buttery milky sweet flavor, the rolls were a hit with the family. They loved it, and ask for more!

Thanks alot Mark for the video and the recipe!

-Khalid

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evonlim's picture
evonlim

yes, kids love the fluffy buttery soft cotton like buns or rolls. what a good and proud daddy. how old are your children? 

pictures of the crumb tells it all!!

evon

Mebake's picture
Mebake

Thanks, Evon!

5 , and 3.

I think you should try the recipe, it is that good.

-Khalid

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hanseata

My kids are used to German rye breads, my American stepdaughters, unlike their Dad (who spent some childhood years in Germany) were not. But fortunately, they liked first my white breads, then the darker ryes grew on them, too.

White or not, even home made fluffy breads are 100 times better than supermarket cotton balls. Nice rolls, I'll check them out.

Karin

Mebake's picture
Mebake

Thanks, Karin,

my kids don't appreciate thick crusts and prefer their breads crustless. As they grow, they'll eventually love darker chewier ones.

-Khalid

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varda

Very nice Khalid.  I've been thinking about "shreddably soft" lately.   I didn' t know that potatoes were a  way forward. 

Mebake's picture
Mebake

I'am surprised i haven't replied to your comment, or the comments below, Varda. Sorry for that.

Thanks for your kind words, this bread is one my kids would love to have once more. Indeed, very sherddable and soft. Their keeping quality is high too.

-khalid

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dabrownman

there is no reason for your wife to be buying rolls at the store any longer  except my wife still buys that Oroweat 100% whole wheat at the store even though ti doesn't look like any 100% whole wheat I have ever made nor is it as good.  Still not everyone's wife can be so brand loyal as mine :-)

Glad the kids liked Mark's rolls rolls.  Mark will be pleased to know his rolls are fine non retarded too.

The rolls are great looking inside and out.  Happy Baking Khalid. 

Mebake's picture
Mebake

Thanks DA!

I can't keep up with the demand here, bad back you know, but my wife would gladly have my bread instead.

-Khalid

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Janetcook

Hi Khalid,

I bought potatoes awhile ago and have yet to boil them up.  Your post has reminded me to get busy.  These look really nice and I know Mark's formula was a nice simple one to do....

Thanks for inspiring me to deal with the ingredients I already have on hand!

Take Care,

Janet

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Mebake

Thanks Janet!

Do show us you results,

-Khalid

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Janetcook

Sorry, I didn't get a chance to photograph it before it was taken away by a friend....She said it was excellent so I have added it to my bread file and will make it again in the future.  I will try to remember to take a photo but no promises....my memory being what it is....

Take Care,

Janet

ananda's picture
ananda

Lovely-looking rolls Khalid,

Potato brings fantastic moisture-retention, so good in these rolls...and especially if you have butter in the formula too!

All good wishes

Andy

Mebake's picture
Mebake

True, Andy.. they kept well very nicely too. moisture retention is it then?

-Khalid

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isand66

Great looking potato rolls.  You know how I like to make versions similar to these myself.  I have some new concoction ready to bake tomorrow.  I ran out of potatoes but I hope mie turn out as good as your beauties.  Lucky kids you have!

Best,

Ian

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Mebake

Thanks, Ian!

I now know why you like potato in your breads, they make for a very soft , moist crumb. Haven't tried Thang Zhong yet, though.

-Khalid

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Alpana

Mark's rolls are a hoot! I made focaccia from the dough as I ran out of time and it was loved by both adults & kids. You have done perfect justice to the rolls. Your kids must be a happy bunch! At 3 & 5 it isn't surprising they want a crustless bread - mine still do at 12 & 17! Though they have recently started appreciating whole grain flours sneaked in as long as I don't tell them before they eat :). 

 

 

 

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Mebake

Thanks, Alpana!

I can't make such breads as often as my kids would wish. I don't eat fluffy bread nowadays, but i have to make a compromise, as there is a high demand for such enriched breads in my family.

I'll try to sneek in some wholegrain flour too!

-Khalid

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sunhana

This bread really tempts me to make immediately but too bad i am in office. Will definitely give this a try as my kids love soft bread too. wonder if i can make this bread with fillings, eg. cheese filling, custard, tuna mayo, potato curry etc...for asian, we like to have buns that come with filling so that is convenient for us to eat. will definitely give this a try soon...

Mebake's picture
Mebake

I don't know about fillings, sunhana, but this bread is very good on it own. filling it with the ingredients you mentioned should make it incredibely delicious!

-Khalid

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mcs

I don't know how I missed this post, but I guess better late than never.  Excellent job Khalid, the inside looks super soft and cottony.  FYI, I also make the bread as 700g pan loaves and those are great for toast or soft sandwiches. 

Great work!

-Mark

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Mebake

Thanks, Mark :) this bread was so good, i don't know why i haven't baked it many more times. Too many distractions, i guess.

Great idea! i'll try to bake some as pans , like you said. 

Thanks for nice compliments from the master himself.