Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Potato Bread :) who knew mashed taters could be so useful!

We ran out of bread at the house and since I didn't feel like making a trip to the store, I ended up making
bread... :) Potato bread is amazing! The potatoes are so cheap right now so we had them on hand...

Okay so here it is:

Boil peeled potatoes (throw the potato skins in your garden> I'm telling you, your garden will love you forever)...

keeping the potato water for later, mash the potatoes and mix with 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil and 1 cup of lukewarm milk, stirring just to mix. After potato water has cooled add 1/2 cup to potato mixture.

In a separate large bowl mix: 6 cups of bread flour, 4 tablespoons of Active Dry Yeast, and 1 teaspoon of salt..

Mix flour into potato mash mixture untill it forms a hard dough...

 I know it seems like a long time, but knead the dough for ten minutes...

*Please ignore the laundry on the floor in the background...
laundry day :)

 Once you have kneaded the dough the length of time needed, separate into 20 small balls..

Put the dough in lightly greased bread pans ...

Place them in a warm place and let rise :)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

< See...risen :) look at those beautiful puffy pieces of yummy-ness :)

Place in 400 degree oven for 10 minutes... then lower the temperature to 375 degrees until the bread is done, (about 40 minutes give or take).

And so there you have it  the beautiful finished product....two lip smacking loaves of bread :)
I see sandwiches and toast in your future ;)

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