Officers Mess Rolls 1938
officers mess rolls 
 
~sent in by: shirley, wa state 
 
the yeast rolls were baked in the officer mess by an aunt from 1938 thru 
the 2nd world war at fort lewis here in washington state. 
 
  dough yeast
15 cup  flour divided
2 tsp  shortening
2   eggs slightly beaten
1 tsp  salt
1   yeast cake
  1c water
1 tsp  sugar
1/2 cup  white sugar
1 cup  fresh mashed potatoes
2 cup  potato water or add water to get amount needed.
 
mix 1 tsp sugar with the 1 cup water and the yeast cake. set aside. mix 
sugar, shortening together and then add eggs and the mashed potatoes. 
beat in the proved yeast. mix in 7 to 8 cups flour till your mixer lugs 
down. add it 1 cup at a time along with the rest of the potato water. 
turn out and knead in enough flour so it is not sticky but still soft. 
aprox. 7 more cups for a total of 15 cups. put in a clean buttered bowl. 
spray a plastic with pam and cover and set in a warm place to rise or 
double in size. punch down. shape in rolls and let rise again. bake at 
400-425f for 10-12 min. brush with butter and sprinkle lightly with sugar. 
 
source: a to z recipes digest theme: "our daily bread" 
 
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(ID: 9793) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Mon, Dec 1, 2003


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