How to Make Potato Bread
Learning how to make your own bread should be on your survival kit. It’s warm, delicious and tastes so much better than store bought.
Bread is probably the most ubiquitous food in the world. From traditional breakfast, to mid-afternoon coffee to evening soup: a plate’s too lonely without bread.
One of the most well-loved breads is the potato bread. It’s a close cousin of white bread but only fluffier, richer, tastier, and more golden. And of course, it looks like potato! We also tweaked the ingredients a bit to make it healthier.
6.5 cups Bob’s Gluten-free All-purpose Flour
2.5 teaspoons Red Star Yeast
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tea spoons fine sea salt
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons butter (without salt please!)
1.75 to 1.5 cups of potato water
2 russet potatoes
1. Let me tell you the secret of the tastiest potato breads: actual potatoes!
Tip: Russet potatoes contain significant amounts of starch, which are helpful in improving the structure and texture of bread.
Peel and cut the russet potatoes into cubes. Put them in a saucepan with water and bring to a low boil for 10 minutes. Try to pierce the potatoes with a paring knife. Turn off the heat if they are already soft.
2. Drain the potatoes, keeping the water in a clean bowl. Puree the potatoes.
3. Wait for the potato water and mashed potatoes to be lukewarm.
4. Stir flour, yeast, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Add milk, butter, 1 cup of mashed potatoes, and 1 cup of potato water. Mix them thoroughly until a paste is produced. Pour some more potato water if the mixture gets too dry.
Bob’s Gluten-free All-purpose Flour and Red Star Yeast are recommended if the bread will be served to other people because it is safe for those with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity.
Use a dough hook to knead the mixture at a moderate speed. Do it for at least 8 minutes, taking breaks to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl.
5. The dough must have a smooth yet tacky texture. Transfer the dough into a bowl smeared with minimal oil. Cover the bowl of with an oiled plastic wrap. Wait for at least 1 hour for the dough to rise.
6. Press the dough gently with your fist until divided in two parts. Place them in a light-floured surface. Knead gently to form two rounded dough and then place them greased loaf pans.
7. Cover each pan with oiled plastic wrap. Allow the dough to rise up to 1 inch above the pans (this can take 30-60 minutes). Pre-heat your oven to 350ºF while waiting.
8. Bake the dough until the top is lusciously golden. This should take around 35 minutes or until the internal temperature is at 190ºF.
9. Wait for 5 minutes before removing them from the pan.
Slice the potato breads with a serrated knife. Smear them with your favorite jam, toast them, or use them to make sandwiches. You can also serve them with soup or stew.
This type of bread is easy to prepare, which makes it perfect of lazy days but you still want to impress.