As it turns out, potatoes make for an awesome loaf of bread, and no one is more surprised than I!
When I think of potatoes, I think of a dry,
This recipe from King Arthur Flour yielded two nicely shaped loaves of soft, flavorful bread, and the slices toasted up like no other bread I've ever made! Having deliciously fresh bread on hand inspired me to make a little grilled cheese panini stuffed with pepper jack and an incredible fig spread from Fiordifrutta.
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Whether you like your sandwich untoasted and festooned with plain ol' American cheese and mayonnaise or fancied up with things like preserves, goat cheese, avocado, and the like, this potato bread can handle the job!
Based on this recipe
Makes 2 loaves
- 1-1/2 cups water
- 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons instant yeast
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 6 ounces plain mashed potato
- 4-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Measure the water into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Stir in the dry milk, salt, yeast, and oil, then blend in the mashed potato and the flour.
When the dough begins to come away from the side of the bowl, turn it out onto a lightly floured kneading surface and knead for 3 to 4 minutes. Don't feel like you have to add more flour to make it more manageable--you don't!
Let the dough relax while you wash out and grease the mixing bowl.
Knead for a further 3 or 4 minutes, put the dough into the bowl and then turn it over so the top of the dough has a thin film of grease on it. Cover the bowl and let the dough rise for 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
Punch the dough down and turn it out onto a floured surface.
Cut it in half and pat each half into a pan; the dough is wet enough to resist shaping.
Cover the dough and let it rise for 45 minutes to an hour.
About 15 minutes before you want to bake your bread, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Bake the loaves for 35 minutes.
Turn the loaves out and let them cool completely on a rack before you even think about slicing!