Prep 1 hr
Cook 50 mins
This recipe comes from a Jewish Baker who said it was the Sabbath Bread of Jewish neighborhoods of pre-World War II. It was originally Potato Bread. The Onions were added at a later date. Since then, I have added chopped tomatoes with green chilies! (Rotelle) This bread became a Sunday favorite.
- 3 cups red potatoes, with skins on and mashed
- 2 cups onions, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 ounce active dry yeast (2 packages )
- 2 cups water, warm
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 3⁄4 tablespoon salt
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 2 (10 ounce) canschopped tomatoes and green chilies (Rotel)
- 8 cups white self rising flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- Boil potatoes until very tender.
- Drain and mash, (with skins) until very smooth. Let cool until lukewarm.
- Dissolve yeast in 2 cups warm water. Then add honey, milk powder, salt, oil, potatoes, onions, and Rotel. Stir well to mix. Then add 3 cups flour and stir well. Add remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until you have a stiff dough.
- On lightly floured surface knead in enough flour so that dough is no longer sticky. Knead well until elastic.
- Place dough in greased bowl and let rise until double in size. Then punch down and form 3 loaves. To make buns, form dough into 3" round buns.
- Place loaves in 3 greased loaf pans and let rise again until double. Then brush on egg wash.
- Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350°F for 50 minutes or until bottom of loaves sound hollow. Remove from pans. Let cool on racks.
- For buns, place on greased baking trays and let rise. Brush with egg wash. Bake buns for 30 minutes. Enjoy!