-I didn't have instant mashed potato flakes on hand so I used a dried product called potato pearls. Potato pearls need to be dissolved in warm water. I dissolved the potato pearls in the remaining 1/2 cup of warm water called for in the recipe, then added the rest of the ingredients.
-I learned from Frieda this trick for helping bread to rise. Microwave a cup of water for about 2 minutes. Remove the cup of water and immediately place bowl of dough (covered) into the microwave to rise. The heat and moisture from the cup of water will create a warm, moist environment perfect for proofing dough.
-Don't bother heating the orange juice to lukewarm; you can use it straight out of the fridge. The orange juice won't add its own flavor to the rolls, but will mellow any potential bitterness in the whole wheat.
-Brush hot-from-the-oven rolls with melted butter, if desired, for a soft, buttery crust.
For a shiny crust, whisk together 1 large egg white + 1 tablespoon cold water. Brush on rolls just before baking; sprinkle rolls with quick-cooking oats as a garnish, if desired.
-The King Arthur website has oodles of great recipes that will incorporate wheat flour into your cooking. Check it out here.