3 1/2 c water (divided ¾ c warm water and 2 ¾ c hot water)
3T shortening or butter, melted
1/4 C potato pearls OR 1/2 C instant potato flakes
7 1/2 C flour
Dissolve yeast in 3/4 C warm water put to side.
Add 2 3/4 C hot water to the potato pearls, stir until dissolved.
Add melted shortening or butter, sugar, and salt.
Let cool before adding the yeast mixture.
Add flour and form dough.
Cover and let rise for 30 minutes
Punch out air and make loaves or rolls.
Let raise until double, 45-60 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown. About 18-20 minutes.
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