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Potato Bread

If my hubby does the grocery shopping he buys potato bread and of course the kids love it. I have always wanted to try baking my own.  Finally, I made the time.  It was soft and delicious!! I added some grated Parmesan and a little garlic power.  We ate it up so quick!!
Potato Bread
adapted from Food.com
1 1/4 cups warm water
2 teaspoons yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1 egg
2/3 cup mashed potatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
4-5 cups flour
Put the warm water, yeast and sugar in the mixing bowl.  Stir and let sit for a few minutes until the yeast begins to bubble a bit. Then add all the rest of the ingredients, but only about half the flour.  Add enough flour to make it really soft and pliable, knead for about 6-8 minutes, and let it rise covered with plastic wrap for 1 hour. Punch it down,shaped it into two loaves and let it rise another 35 minutes till doubled.
Bake it at 375 degree for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and sounds hollow when you tap the tops of the loaves.
I like to rub the tops of the loaves with butter when they first come out of the oven.  Something my Grandmother always did.

*Optional: I added 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan to the dough mixture.  I then sprinkled the tops of the loaves with the Parmesan the last five minutes of baking.
I think it would be fun to experiment with different flavors of potatoes, garlic mashed, butter, ranch and ect.
I made this the day before the power first went out and it was heavenly to eat just plain!!




Comments

  1. Looks like a great bread Tiffanee! I need to get back to baking bread:@)

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  2. Bread is my weakness! I'm going to see if I have these ingredients. We have some left over potatoes and if there's enough, I'm baking some!
    Yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

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  3. Oh yum!! I haven't baked potato bread for years. Thanks for the reminder. Looks great.♥

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  4. Oh how I love Potato Bread, Tiffanee! Yours looks absolutely heavenly and I adore that you added your own Pizazz! Delectable!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  5. i love potato bread so i can't wait to try this! probably tomorrow =)

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  6. I used to make potato bread and it was so moist and good. Now that I don't eat bread, Hubs tries not to. We usually just go out and buy him a roll that is made at our local bakery.

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  7. This looks really good. We love potato bread also! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  8. Yum! I love potato bread. Have you ever tried potato donuts? I have an uncle who used to make them when he would stay with us, and they are unbelievably good.

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  9. Nothing can beat up the smell of baking bread! I can see why it finished so quickly!

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  10. This looks delicious! I love the taste of potato bread! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. good looking bread, I love potato bread. It makes great stuffing for turkey/chicken, if it gets old, I doubt yours did!

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