Nothing says ‘home cooking’ like freshly made white bread. This simple Potato White Bread recipe is a classic that even the most inexperienced baker can make. It’s light, fluffy and full of flavor – perfect for slathering with butter, or serving alongside a hearty stew. And it takes just a few simple ingredients to make. So get baking and enjoy the sweet smell of freshly made bread in your kitchen.
- 13 oz - Baking potatoes
- 3 Tablespoons - Brown sugar -- firmly packed
- 1 Tablespoon - Yeast
- 4.5 cups - Unbleached white flour or as needed
- 3 Tablespoons - Butter -- melted and cooled
- 2 teaspoons - Salt
- Scrub potatoes, slice and boil in water to cover until soft. Place the potatoes and cooking water in a blender container, and add water to bring measure to 3 cups. Puree and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in brown sugar and cool to lukewarm.
- Sprinkle yeast over, stir to dissolve and let rest at room temperature for 45 minutes.
- Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the flour and beat vigorously for about 3 minutes until air bubbles form. Stir in butter and salt, beat well and gradually add 1 - 1/2 cups of the remaining flour.
- Let rest at room temperature for 45 minutes. Mound remaining flour on a board, turn dough out and, using a steel baker's scraper, knead in the flour until dough is stiff enough to knead by hand. Adding additional flour as needed to prevent sticking, knead for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Divide dough into 2 equal portions, knead briefly, form into 2 loaves and place in 2 oiled loaf pans. Cover with a tea towel and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes or until almost double in size.
- Place in oven, turn heat to 350 degrees F and bake for 45 minutes or until bread tests done. Turn out onto a wire rack, turn right side up and cool.
Now you can enjoy the wonderful aroma of freshly made bread in your own home. This Potato White Bread is light, fluffy and full of flavor – perfect for slathering with butter or serving alongside a hearty stew. So get baking and enjoy the delicious results!