Southern Irish Potato Box Biscuit
|Irish potatoes||3 Medium, cooked, mashed|
|Flour||7 Cup (112 tbs)|
|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Salt||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Yeast cake||1 , dissolved in little warm milk|
|Warm milk||1 Teaspoon (Little Warm For Dissolving The Yeast Cake)|
|Lard||2 Tablespoon, melted|
|Sweet milk||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs), scalded, cooled to tepid|
|Sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Egg||1 , well beaten (Plus 1 Extra Yolk, Beaten)|
|Egg yolk||1 , beaten|
Cook and mash the Irish potatoes fine.
Add melted lard, butter, sugar, and salt.
Add milk which has been scalded and dissolved yeast.
Add the 1 whole egg beaten with the 1 extra yolk; fold in the flour.
Knead and place in a large greased bowl to rise.
When double in bulk, remove to floured board and work into smooth dough.
Roll out about 1/2 inch thick; cut with biscuit cutter.
Brush each biscuit with melted butter, place one on top of another and put in buttered pans.
Bake in quick oven (450 degrees) for 20 to 30 minutes.
These are delightful party biscuits.
Other rolls may be made from same dough.