How to make it

  • In a saucepan combine the water and potato. Brint to a boil. Cook, covered about 12 minutes or till very tender. Do NOT drain. Mash potato in the water. Measure the potato-water mixture. If necessary add additional water to make 1 3/4 cups total. Return mixture to saucepan. Add buttermilk, sugar, margarine, and salt. Heat or cool as necessary to 120^F to 130^F. In a large bowl combine 2 cups of the all-purpose flour and yeast. Add the potato mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for 3 minutes. Using a spoon, stir in as much of the remaining 6 to 6 1/2 cups of flour as you can.
  • On a lightly floured surface, knead in enough of the remaining 6 1/2 cups flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic. Shape into a ball. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease surface. Cover and let rise in a warm place till double (45 to 60 minutes).
  • Punch down dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide in half. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Lightly grease 8x4x2-inch loaf pans. Shape each half of the dough into a loaf. Place in prepared pans. Cover and let rest till nearly double (about 30 minutes).
  • Bake at 375^F for 35 to 40 minutes or until done. Remove bread from pans and cool on a wire rack.

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  • kb2the2nd 3 years ago
    I was looking for a potato bread that didn't use chemical laden potato flakes. I made this for the first time three days ago and my family ate BOTH LOAVES in one day!!! I have another two loaves sittin on the counter rising right now!!! This will DEFINITELY be a staple in our house! I mix the ingredients in my bread machine and then punch down, divide and let double in the pans the "old fashioned way". Then I bake in the oven as directed. I will try halving the recipe so that I can make it conveniently in my bread machine next time! Tasted FABULOUS fresh out of the oven and my fiance LOVED it toasted!
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  • dixiejet 6 years ago
    I love tater bread and rolls,too. Thanks,Mary !
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  • queenmidge 6 years ago
    bookmarking this for this winter ! we love tater bread .
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    " It was excellent "
    cherihannah ate it and said...
    Love homemade potatoe bread Will try in my bread maker
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