Farm House Potato BreadFrom peetabear 8 years ago
- 1 cup milk shopping list
- 1/2 cup sweet butter shopping list
- 1 cup warm mashed potatoes shopping list
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup honey shopping list
- 1 1/2 tablespoon dry yeast shopping list
- 1/2 cup warm water, preferably water in which potatoes have been cooked shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon honey or sugar shopping list
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger shopping list
- 2 eggs shopping list
- 2 teaspoon salt shopping list
- 6 to 7 cups unbleached white flour shopping list
- 1/2 cup wheat germ (optional) shopping list
- 1 egg (for glaze) shopping list
How to make it
- In a large saucepan, bring the milk just to a boil. Turn off the heat and add the butter, mashed potatoes, and honey; stirring vigorously with a wire whisk to blend. Let sit until it has cooled to lukewarm.
- In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water with the honey or sugar. Let it sit until frothing. Add the lukewarm potato mixture to the yeast, along with the ginger, eggs, and salt; beat well.
- Add 2 1/2 cups flour and beat 2 minutes with an electric mixer or at least 200 strokes by hand. Stir in the wheat germ, if using. Gradually add more flour, as much as it take to make dough that leaves the sides of the bowl. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead until smooth and elastic. Sprinkle on a little more flour if it remains insistently sticky, but expect some stickiness because of the potatoes. When it has become elastic, especially if blisters appear on the surface, you can stop kneading.
- Put the dough in a buttered bowl, turn it over or brush the top with melted butter, cover with a kitchen towel and let rise until it has doubled in size.
- Punch the dough down, turn it out onto the board, knead a few times to press out air bubbles, and cut in half. Cover with the towel and let rest about 10 minutes.
- Grease two medium to large loaf pans. Shape the dough into loaves, put in pans, and brush the tops with melted butter. Cover and let rise again until about doubled in size.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 35 minutes. About 5 minutes before you expect them to be done, take the leaves out and brush with a egg beaten with 2 tablespoons milk or cream. They are done when the bottoms sound hollow when tapped. Remove from pans to cool on a wire rack.
- Makes two loaves.
The Cookpeetabear Mid-hudson Valley, NY
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love homemade bread great recipe thanks high5momo_55grandma in Mountianview loved it
I LOVE potato bread!!m2googee in Tomball loved it
Sounds very good, love homemade bread and potato bread is one of my all time favorites. Sounds like a recipe I can do in my kitchen aide mixer. Great post. Here's my 5henrie in Savannah loved it
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