Potato Bread

Still one of our favorite breads – so much so, that we always make a lot of extra mashed potatoes:

  • 3/4 cups warm water/milk mixture (about half of each)
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower (or other) oil
  • 1 and 1/2 cup left-over mashed potatoes (ours are made with lots of butter and milk)
  • 1 tablespoon dry milk powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 and 1/2 to 3/4 bread flour (depends on how dry the potatoes are)
  • 2 teaspoons yeast

For breadmachine:  place ingredients into machine in the above order, turn on dough cycle and let it run its course.  Remove dough and shape into loaf.  If using just one pan, it will be a very tall loaf of bread…  sometimes I make one slightly smaller loaf and several rolls.  Preheat oven to 375 degree F, and let bread rise.  Bake for 25 – 30 minutes.  Cover crust with a little butter right after baking to keep it soft.