Potato Bread

Total Time:
2 hr 50 min
Prep:
2 hr
Cook:
50 min

Yield:
1 loaf
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 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. Rice 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 a large 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, or 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 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan. Place dough in pan, cover with plastic, and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

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


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