Making homemade bread has never been easier with this delicious potato bread dough recipe. Boil potatoes, add cold milk, sugar, active dry yeast, all-purpose flour, and salt, and you will have a delicious bread dough in no time. You can form it into a baguette, use it for pizza dough, or make a fougasse. Enjoy this French-inspired recipe from Chez Nous by Lydie Marshall.
For 1 people
- 1 1/4 Lb - Baking Potatoes (Russet)
- 1/2 C - Cold Milk
- 1 Tsp - Sugar
- 1 Tbsp - Active Dry Yeast
- 4 C - All-Purpose Flour (Unbleached)
- 1 Tbsp - Salt
- In a pan, cover the potatoes with cold salted water and bring to a boil. Partially cover and cook for 30 minutes or until tender.
- Drain the potatoes, reserving 1/4 cup of potato water. Add the cold milk to the hot potato water. Sprinkle the yeast & sugar over it and set aside in a warm place for 15 minutes.
- Peel the hot potatoes and transfer to the bowl of a heavy-duty mix fitted with a flat paddle. Beat the potatoes until mashed. Wait for a few minutes until the potatoes are just warm.
- Start beating the yeast mixture into the mashed potatoes. Mix the flour and salt together. Gradually beat in the flour, 1/4 cup at a time at first. In winter, the author stops adding flour after 2 cups, and waits 20 minutes before continuing to add the remaining flour. When the dough sticks to the beater and cleans the bowl, add the remaining flour tablespoon by tablespoon.
- Mash the hot potatoes in a ricer in a large mixing bowl. Wait a few minutes for the potatoes to cool. With a wooden spoon, stir the yeast mixture into the mashed potatoes. Mix the flour and salt together. Gradually beat in the flour, 1/4 cup at a time.
- Cover the bowl with a plastic bag. Let rise at room temperature until the dough has doubled in size, about 2 hours in winter or 1 hour in summer.
- Sprinkle flour on the risen dough and knead it for about 1 minute, adding more flour if necessary, especially during humid days, but remember the dough should be soft, much softer than for a classic bread dough. Refrigerate the dough covered with plastic wrap.
You now have a delicious and easy-to-make potato bread dough. Use it to make various delicious breads, from a baguette, to pizza dough, and even a fougasse. Enjoy this French-inspired recipe and impress your friends and family with this delicious homemade bread. Bon Appetit!