Mashed Potato Raisin Buns

What to do with mashed potato leftover

That is a question, you had a big dinner last night but you still have some mashed potato left, but not enough to make another meal… No problem I have a solution for you. Mashed Potato Raisin Buns is the answer, sweet, easy and they stay moist the next day and the next day. You want to know how to make them, click on more…

How to make mashed potato raisin buns

First thing, in a bowl, combine the milk and sugar. Set aside.

Ingredients of the Mashed Potato Raisin Buns

The second step, combine the flour with the yeast and the salt in a stand mixer.

Ingredients of the Mashed Potato Raisin Buns

Add the milk and sugar mixture, the eggs and the leftover mashed potato and mix until the dough is smooth.

Ingredients of the Mashed Potato Raisin Buns

Gradually add in the butter and oil and knead the dough for about 5 minutes in a stand mixer. The dough will be soft and slightly sticky.

Ingredients of the Mashed Potato Raisin Buns
Place the dough in a clean and lightly oiled bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic and let rest in a warm and humid place for about 45 minutes.

Dough of the Mashed Potato Raisin Buns

How to roll the mashed potato raisin buns

Sprinkle some flour on a working surface, like a wood plank or a countertop.  Now roll out the dough to get about 12 x 19-inch rectangle. Like the picture below.

Dough of the Mashed Potato Raisin Buns

 

Spread the butter with a brush and sprinkle the brown sugar, the dry raisins, and the cinnamon over the entire surface of the dough.

Dough with raisins, cinnamon and brown sugar of the Mashed Potato Raisin Buns

Firmly roll the dough to get a 19-inch long cylinder.  Dough with raisins, cinnamon and brown sugar of the Mashed Potato Raisin Buns

Cut the roll into 12 slices. You can use a chef knife or a dough cutter. It is easier to start by cutting the big roll into two equal parts and than keep cutting until you reach 12 slices.

How to make Mashed Potato Raisin Buns
Place the slices flat in a lightly oiled 13 x 9-inch baking pan, like so. Let the rolls rise, covered with a cloth in a warm and humid place for about 1 hour.

How to make Mashed Potato Raisin Buns
How to cook the raisin buns

Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Brush the rolls with some milk.  Bake for about 30 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown. Let them cool down before eating with a nice cappuccino!

Mashed Potato Raisin Buns

by Melanie Dompierre
Quantity for: 12 rolls
PREP TIME2 hrs 15 mins
COOK TIME30 mins
TOTAL TIME2 hrs 45 mins
What to do with mashed potato leftover?

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 cup mashed potato leftover
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 10 g fresh yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/4 cup unsalted melted butter
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Filling

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp unsalted melted butter
  • 1 cup dry raisins
  • 1/4 cup milk (for brushing)

Instructions

Dough

  • In a bowl, combine the milk and sugar. Set aside.
    Ingredients of the Mashed Potato Raisin Buns
  • Combine the flour with the yeast and the salt in a stand mixer.
    Ingredients of the Mashed Potato Raisin Buns
  • Add the milk and sugar mixture, the eggs and the leftover mashed potato and mix until the dough is smooth.
    Ingredients of the Mashed Potato Raisin Buns
  • Gradually add in the butter and oil and knead the dough for about 5 minutes in a stand mixer. The dough will be soft and slightly sticky.
    Ingredients of the Mashed Potato Raisin Buns
  • Place the dough in a clean and lightly oiled bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic and let rest in a warm and humid place for about 45 minutes.
    Ingredients of the Mashed Potato Raisin Buns
  • On a generously floured work surface, roll out the dough to get about a 12 x 19-inch rectangle.
    Dough of the Mashed Potato Raisin Buns
  •  Spread the butter with a brush and sprinkle the brown sugar, the dry raisins, and the cinnamon over the entire surface of the dough.
    Dough of the Mashed Potato Raisin Buns
  • Firmly roll the dough to get an about a 19-inch long cylinder. 
    How to make Mashed Potato Raisin Buns
  • Cut the roll into 12 slices. You can use a chef knife or a dough cutter. It is easier to start by cutting the big roll into two equal parts and than keep cutting until you reach 12 slices.
    How to make Mashed Potato Raisin Buns
  • Place the slices flat in a lightly oiled 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Let the rolls rise, uncovered, in a warm and humid place for about 1 hour.
    How to make Mashed Potato Raisin Buns

How to cook the mashed potato raisin buns

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Brush the rolls with some milk. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown. Let them cool down before eating.
    Mashed Potato Raisin Buns

Notes

Did you make that recipe ..... tag me @mel4skilletsandpots on Instagram and hashtag it #skilletsandpots. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, French
Keywords: breakfast, brunch idea, cinnamon buns, cinnamon buns, mashed potato buns, milk, Raisin buns, raisins, sticky buns, Sunday buns, sweet buns

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Written by Melanie Dompierre

    5 Comments

  1. Gina March 28, 2019 at 11:57 am Reply

    What a neat idea. I’ll give it a try soon.

  2. meleeandemily March 28, 2019 at 1:20 pm Reply

    These look beaut! Great way to use up leftover too!

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