Rosemary Potato Bread Recipe
The texture of potato bread is truly unique.
Chewy, yet soft, it offers a perfect vehicle for sandwich fillings of all kinds. It’s also sturdy enough to dunk in to your favorite soup and tasty enough to enjoy just on its own with a touch of butter. The fresh rosemary in this recipe is a great bonus. Sure, making homemade bread is a more involved process, but the payoff is huge! So go ahead, take some time and bake up this delicious bread.
1. 1 c. mashed potatoes
2. 1 envelope (¼ oz.) active dry yeast
3. 3 c. white flour
4. 1 c. whole wheat flour
5. 2 t. fresh rosemary, finely chopped
6. 2 t. salt
7. 4 T. olive oil
8. 1 c. warm water
1. In a large bowl, combine yeast, white and wheat flours, rosemary and salt.
2. In another bowl, mash together the potatoes and olive oil, adding a small amount of water, if needed, for a smooth consistency.
3. In another bowl, mash together the potatoes and olive oil, adding a small amount of water, if needed, for a smooth consistency.
4. Add potatoes to the flour mixture, then add about one half cup of water. Mix until a soft dough forms. Continue to add small amounts of water if needed.
5. Place dough on a floured counter and knead for 8-10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a clean cloth, place in a warm spot and allow to rise for an hour or until doubled in size.
6. Place the risen dough on a floured counter. Punch it down and then knead it for a minute or so. If you want to make two small loaves, divide the dough. Otherwise leave it as one ball.
7. Flatten the dough, then fold it over with a seam down the middle. Put the seam side down and shape the loaf into an oval and place on a baking sheet or large round loaf pan.
8. Cover the loaf with a clean cloth and allow to rise until doubled...about half and hour.
9. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Bake the loaf (or loaves if you chose to make 2 small loaves) for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and hollow-sounding when tapped.
10. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.