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Potato Bread

If you've ever tried potato bread, you know that the addition of mashed potatoes makes for some nice, soft bread and, unlike a lot of homemade breads, these loaves stay soft for a surprising number of days. A big thanks to the Frugal Girl for letting us showcase this recipe and her beautiful photography.
Potato Bread
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Serves: 2 loaves
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Original Mashed Potatoes (or try one of our flavored varieties to add some extra flare)
  • 1½ cups warm water
  • 2 packages active dry yeast (2¼ teaspoons each)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp melted, cooled butter or oil
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 4.5-6 cups all purpose flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine warm water and yeast; let stand for several minutes.
  3. Stir in mashed potatoes, sugar, butter, and salt; mix well.
  4. Stir in enough flour to make a soft dough.
  5. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead 5-8 minutes, or until dough is smooth and elastic, adding flour as needed.
  6. Place dough in bowl, cover, and let rise 1 hour. Punch dough down, divide in half, and shape each half into a loaf.
  7. Place in 4 x 8˝ loaf pans, cover, and let rise 30-45 minutes, or until doubled.
  8. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.
Notes
Related products:
Original Mashed Potatoes

 

Potato Bread

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