Potato Bread

Total Time:
3 hr
Prep:
2 hr 30 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
1 loaf
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Bread:
  • 1 baking potato, peeled and cut into large chunks, or 1 cup leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 5 cups bread flour
Directions
  • Boil potato until soft. Drain and reserve cooking liquid. Press the potato through a food mill.

  • Scald milk and combine with 1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid. Combine liquids and potato with lard, butter, salt, and sugar in small bowl. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

  • Meanwhile, combine yeast and warm water, and set aside until foamy. When potato mixture has cooled, add yeast mixture. Add flour and knead with a dough hook, on an electric mixer, until smooth and glossy, about 7 minutes.

  • Transfer to a buttered bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside in warm place to rise about 1/2 hour. Punch dough down and briefly knead. Butter a 9 by 5 by 3-inch loaf pan. Place dough in pan, cover with plastic, and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake 30 minutes, until bread sounds hollow when tapped.


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