Potato Rolls


The perfect potato buns are pillowly, plush and lightly sweet; just right for Lobster BLTs or hamburgers. Potato flour holds moisture, keeping these buns moist even after toasting.

Lobster BLTs on Potato Rolls Recipe
Photo: Photo by Greg DuPree / Prop Styling by Claire Spollen / Food Styling by Chelsea Zimmer
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 50 mins
8 rolls


  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour (about 11 3/8 ounces), plus more for work surface

  • 1/3 cup potato flour (such as Bob’s Red Mill) (about 1 5/8 ounces)

  • 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder (about 1 ounce)

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 (1/4-ounce) envelope active dry yeast

  • 1 cup warm water (100°F to 110°F)

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter (2 1/2 ounces), melted, divided

  • Cooking spray


  1. Stir together all-purpose flour, potato flour, milk powder, sugar, salt, and yeast in a medium bowl; set aside. Combine 1 cup warm water and 1/4 cup melted butter in bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment. With mixer running on low speed, gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating until incorporated, about 3 minutes. Increase speed to medium-low, and beat until dough becomes smooth and elastic, about 6 minutes. (Dough will be sticky.) Transfer dough to a large bowl lightly coated with cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap; let stand at room temperature until doubled in size, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Divide dough evenly into 8 portions (about 31/8 ounces each); shape each dough portion into a ball. Arrange dough balls at least 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten each ball into a 3-inch-wide round (about 3/4 inch tall). Cover loosely with plastic wrap; let stand at room temperature until rounds are puffy and doubled in size, 35 to 45 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Gently remove and discard plastic wrap from dough rounds. Bake dough rounds in preheated oven until golden brown, 14 to 18 minutes. Transfer hot rolls to a wire rack; immediately brush tops and sides of rolls with remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter. Let rolls cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Make Ahead

Rolls can be baked 1 day ahead and stored in an airtight container at room temperature or wrapped airtight and frozen up to 2 weeks.

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