1 Proof the yeast: Within the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the water, the yeast, and 1 teaspoon of the sugar. Put aside for about 5 minutes, or till the combination seems bubbly. If the combination would not begin to bubble, then your yeast has possible expired and it is best to begin over with new yeast.
2 Combine the dough: Add the remaining sugar, mashed potatoes, milk, butter, eggs, rosemary, and salt to the bowl with the yeast combination and stir with a spatula till easy. Add four 1/2 cups of the flour and blend till you kind a shaggy dough.
three Knead the dough: With a dough hook attachment (or on the counter, if kneading by hand) knead on medium-low for five to 7 minutes till the dough is easy, varieties a ball across the dough hook, and pulls away from the perimeters of the bowl (it is effective if the dough sticks to the underside of the bowl). If the dough continues to be sticking to the perimeters after couple of minutes of kneading, add in a little bit extra flour 2 tablespoons at a time.
four Let the dough rise: Place the dough in a flippantly greased bowl, cowl with plastic wrap, and place someplace heat for about 1 hour, or till the dough doubles in dimension.
5 Form the dough into rolls: Line a 13×9-inch baking pan with parchment paper and flippantly grease. Flip the dough the out onto flippantly floured floor and minimize into 16 to 20 equal items. Roll the dough into small balls, and place seam facet down within the baking dish.
6 Cowl and let the rolls rise till puffed and practically doubled in dimension, about 1 hour. About 15 minutes earlier than the rolls are prepared, warmth the oven to 350F.
7 Bake for the rolls for 20 to 25 minutes, or till the rolls are golden brown on prime and register 200F on the within when examined with an instant-read thermometer.
eight Brush the rolls with honey butter: In a small dish, combine collectively 1/four cup room temperature butter and a couple of tablespoons honey till easy. Brush tops of baked rolls with combination, then sprinkle with salt. Enable to chill barely earlier than serving.