The Frugal Girl Potato Bread

The Frugal Girl taught me how to make the absolute best potato bread; My kids devour it like candy!  It is reprinted here for you.  But, please, go to the site at where there are beautiful step by step pictures and directions.

The Frugal Girl Potato Bread
Makes 2 loaves

1½ c. warm water (can use potato cooking water)
2 pkgs. active dry yeast (2¼ tsp. each)
1 c. mashed potato, made with fresh potato or with instant potatoes
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. melted, cooled butter or oil
1 tbsp. salt
4½-6 c. all purpose flour

In a mixing bowl, combine warm water and yeast; let stand for several minutes. Stir in potato, sugar, butter, and salt; mix well. Stir in enough flour to make a soft dough.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead 5-8 minutes, or until dough is smooth and elastic, adding flour as needed.

Place dough in bowl, cover, and let rise 1 hour. Punch dough down, divide in half, and shape each half into a loaf. Place in 4×8″ loaf pans, cover, and let rise 30-45 min., or until doubled.

Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 30-35 min., or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.


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