Monday, September 28, 2009

Potato Bread

Since today is my bread making day, I wanted to share a recipe with you that I haven't posted yet...Potato Bread.

Homemade Potato Bread
1 medium sized potato, peeled & diced
1 quart (4 c.) water
2 Tblsp. butter
3 tsp. salt
2 pkgs. active dry yeast*
1 tsp. sugar
1 c. luke warm water
11 to 12 c. sifted all-purpose flour, divided

*yeast: one 1/4 oz. package = 2-1/4 tsp. of bulk yeast; therefore to make this recipe, you will need 4-1/2 tsp. bulk yeast if not using packets.

Cook peeled & diced potato in the quart of water until tender. Drain potato reserving the water. Mash potato until lump free. Add mashed potato to the reserved water. Stir in butter and salt. Let mixture cool to luke warm.

Dissolve yeast & sugar in the 1 c. of luke warm water. Allow to stand for 5 to 10 minutes.

Add 6 cups of the flour gradually to the potato mixture, beating after each addition until smooth. Mix in dissolved yeast and beat thoroughly.

Cover and allow dough to rise in a warm place.

Turn dough out onto a floured work surface. Work in enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead in flour until dough becomes smooth and satiny.

Transfer dough to a greased bowl and turn once to coat all sides. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk.

Punch dough down and divide into 3 portions. Shape each portion into a loaf and place into greased bread pans. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size.

Bake at 375* for 40 minutes. Remove from pans to cool.

Click HERE for printable recipe


momstheword said...

Thank you for this! I'd love to try it and I really appreciate the step by step tutorial.

I do have a question though. I thought today's flour was all pre-sifted, so do you still pre-sift the flour?

I have never made bread in my life but have always wanted to and my kids love potato bread, so this would be a good start!

As you can see here my first attempt tortillas weren't very pretty but they tasted good.

Hopefully my first loaves will turn out better, lol!

momstheword said...

Btw, you don't have to print the first comment or this one if you don't want to. I just wanted you to see my sad tortillas in case you know what went wrong! Maybe I kneaded to much or not enough, I don't know.

Keeper of our Home said...

Momstheword ~

Sometimes I still sift my flour just in case. But most times I just skip it.

Oh my word I saw your tortilla post...Hubby & I got a good chuckle at the cottage cheese incident. That was so cute. Personally I think your tortillas looked great. I'd eat 'em!

~Mrs. M