Recipe For 1930’s Potato Buns From Scratch

Recipe For 1930’s Potato Buns From Scratch | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image By: Glen & Friends Cooking Via Youtube


I always think of my grandma when I see delicious homemade bread. When I saw this recipe for 1930’s style potato buns, I could just see her standing in the kitchen in her calico apron. Recipes that bring back these memories of yesteryear are by far my very favorite things to cook. These old fashioned potato buns are perfect in size and texture, and they would make an excellent choice for dinner rolls. These potato buns would also be great for any type of buffet and would make excellent sliders with a brisket or steak filling.



  • 2 tablespoons lard
  • 1 cup hot mashed potato
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 compressed yeast cake (or 2 teaspoons dry yeast) (let this mixture sit for 2 hours till foamy and add the flour)
  • 6 cups of flour


In this excellent potato buns tutorial by Glen & Friends Cooking on Youtube, you will be guided on a step by step journey to making these delicious potato buns from start to finish. You will be shown how to make your delicious dough from scratch and then roll it out and cut your buns out with a biscuit cutter and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and cook in a 350-degree oven for 12 to 14 minutes. 

Depression Era potato buns tutorial

Glen & Friends Cooking will also show you his vintage cookbook, where the recipe came from, and shares some lovely anecdotal stories about the days of old. These recipes are designed for larger families than we have today and everyone in those days knew how to cook, so some obvious things were left out, like adding flour, lol. You were supposed to know that in those days. All of Glenn’s stories are absolutely delightful, and this video was so much fun to watch.

Vintage cookbook 1930s potato buns

I can’t wait to make these for my next gathering.

Recipe For 1930’s Potato Buns From Scratch

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