Here is a quick way to have baked potatoes in less than an hour!
To prepare the potatoes, you can peel them or leave the skins on.
Boil the potatoes, covered in water until almost tender. Knife should almost go through the potato when testing for doneness. Usually the potatoes are cooked 15 minutes - 20 minutes.
Drain water off potatoes.
Using a spatula (a spoonula works best) , roll potatoes in melted butter, roughing them up in the butter. You can add a little more butter if there isn't any left in the baking dish.
Add salt and/or pepper to the potatoes as desired.
Bake at about 375F for about an hour or less, or when knife easily goes through the potato.
These potatoes fry well too, especially if they are Russets!
4 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon instant yeast
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Mix dry ingredients together in mixing bowl.
Slowly add in the next 4 ingredients.
1 cup to 1 1/4 cup milk or water (warm)
1/2 cup canola oil or melted butter
1 egg, beaten
Mix dough together until smooth and springy. Put dough in a covered bowl in a warm place (100F or less- an oven light works well too). Let rise until doubled in size.
Grease muffin tins. Measure each bun into a 50 gram ball, placing it in the muffin compartment. Let rise until doubled.
Bake at 375F for about 10 minutes or until buns are brown on top. After taking buns out of oven, brush bun tops with butter, then remove them from the muffin tins. You may have to use a knife around the edge of the buns if some are sticking to the pan. Let buns cool on a baking rack.
Makes about 24 buns.