Irish Potato Brown Bread (Bread Machine)

READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin'

Beth Hensperger

Top Review by mfinn

This is my favorite bread recipe from the Bread Machine Bread Lover's Cookbook. I make this bread at least once per week. It is a heavy bread, with wonderful texture and taste. I make the 1 1/2 lb loaf in the Cuisinart break machine. Yummy, highly recommend!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 1/2 pound loaf

  • 1 14 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 14 cup instant potato flakes
  • 1 tablespoon gluten, plus
  • 2 teaspoons gluten
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons rapid acting yeast (or 2 1/2 t. bread machine yeast)


  1. Add the ingredients to the pan according to the order in the manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Set crust on medium and program for the Whole Wheat cycle; press Start.
  3. When the baking cycle ends, immediately remove the bread from the pan and place it on a rack.
  4. Let cool to room temperature before slicing.

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