Potato Bread Recipe

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This potato bread recipe is a great way to use up those instant potato flakes.  I recently bought some instant potato flakes to use in a recipe and needed a way to use them up...this recipe was perfect!  This bread turns out moist and flavorful.  It makes great sandwiches, toast or even french toast for breakfast!

Ingredients for this Potato Bread Recipe:

1 cup of milk
2/3 cup of water
3 Tablespoons of butter, melted
4 cups of bread flour
2/3 cup of instant potato flakes
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons bread machine yeast (active dry yeast)
1 Tablespoon Vital Wheat Gluten

*This recipe Makes 2 loaves.  Do not bake it in the bread machine.

Procedure:


recipe potato bread


Heat the milk, water, butter to 105° to 110° F.

bread machine potato bread


Place the liquids long with the flour, potato flakes, salt, sugar, yeast and Vital Wheat Gluten in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select the dough cycle and press Start.

potato bread recipe


Check it after about 10 minutes to make sure that the dough is not sticking to the sides of the pan and is smooth and elastic. If it is sticking to the sides of the pan, sprinkle in a little more bread flour. If it's not smooth and elastic but is too dry, add a small amount of milk.

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When it has finished, remove the dough from the machine and place on a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough in half.

potato bread in a bread machine


Roll each half of the dough into a rectangle as best you can.

form bread


Roll into a tight roll. Turn the ends under to form a nice neat loaf. Repeat with the other half of the dough.

bread rising


Place each loaf into a greased 8.5" x 4.5" loaf pan (1 lb. Loaf size).

rising bread


Cover and allow to rise in a warm place until the dough has doubled, this could take anywhere from 30 minutes to about an 1 hour depending upon how warm your kitchen is.

how to know when bread is done rising

Bake bread


Bake in a preheated 350° F. oven for about 30 minutes or until bread reaches an internal temperature of 200° F.

Baking bread


Remove from pan.

fresh baked bread


Brush with melted butter. Cover and allow to cool on a wire rack. Don't have a bread machine to make this potato bread recipe? Here are some tips that may help: How to Make Bread Without A Bread Machine

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