Saturday, September 11, 2010
6 cups flour
1 cup mashed potatoes (nothing added to the potatoes to mash)
1 cup potato water
1/2 cup butter (melted)
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs w/ milk to make 1 cup liquid
2 tsps salt
2 pkgs yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 tsp sugar
Boil potatoes until tender. Mash and add the 1 cup of potato water to a large bowl.
Add yeast to a small bowl with 1 tsp sugar and add the warm water.
Add the sugar, melted butter, and the salt to the mashed potatoes. Stir. When the potato water mixture is cool, mix in the yeast. Add the eggs and milk.
Add the flour a cup at a time and make a soft dough. Place dough on a floured surface and knead it about 10 minutes. Dough should be smooth and elastic.
Let dough rise in a warm place until doubled, covered. Knead a few minutes and divide the dough into 2 loaves. place dough ingreased bread pans and let rise, bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes