Easy Potato Bread

Easy Potato Bread

This basic potato bread has a great flavor and a moist crumb. The recipe calls for fresh or instant mashed potatoes and yields two loaves.
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  • Serves: 24 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a large bowl, mix together the mashed potatoes, beaten eggs, and softened butter.
  3. Step 3

    Stir in the sugar, salt, yeast, and warm filtered or bottled water.
  4. Step 4

    Mix in the flour 1 cup at a time, sifting before each addition, until the dough can be easily kneaded by hand.
  5. Step 5

    Turn the dough out onto a floured board or surface and knead it until it is smooth and elastic. ( Kneading helps develop the gluten and create long strands, which make the end product more springy.)
  6. Step 6

    Grease a bowl with olive oil. Add the dough and flip it over inside the bowl so all sides are lightly greased. Cover the bowl and let the dough rise for 1 to 2 hours, until doubled in bulk. (Putting it in the warmest place in your kitchen helps it to rise.)
  7. Step 7

    Punch down the dough by making a fist and pressing firmly in the center of the dough.
  8. Step 8

    Fold the edges of the dough into the center of the bowl to form a ball. Turn it out onto a lightly floured board and briefly knead out the bubbles.
  9. Step 9

    Divide the dough in half and make 2 loaves.
  10. Step 10

    Place each loaf in a greased 8 x 4 x 2-inch bread pan. Cover and let the dough rise a second time for 40 minutes or until doubled.
  11. Step 11

    Bake at 375 F for 40 minutes or until the bread sounds hollow when the top is tapped.
  12. Step 12

    Remove ​the loaves from the pans and let them cool on a rack. Enjoy toasted, as a sandwich, alongside a meal, or simply as is.