Feather Buns

3/4 c. hot mashed potatoes
1/2 c. sugar
3/4 c. shortening
2 c. milk
1 T. salt
2 eggs
2 pkg. dry yeast
1/2 c. potato water
8 1/2 c. flour

Scald milk and cool. Cook potatoes (reserve 1/2 cup of cooking water) and mash until smooth. Combine mashed potatoes with sugar, shortening, cooled milk and salt. Beat eggs until light and add to mixture. Add yeast to warm potato water to dissolve and then add to mixture. Add 2 cups of flour to make a batter and let rise for 1 hour. Then add enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead and let rise in warm place, until double in bulk. Make into buns. Let rise until double in size. Bake at 375° for about 12 to 15 minutes.

Marlys Dotzenrod