Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 50 mins

"Kartoffelbrot or potato bread is one of our favourites. It is very easy to prepare and as with all bread recipes, not too many ingredients are required." Recipe found on Prep time includes the time for the bread to rise


  1. Peel and wash the potatoes, leave them to drain and then grate them finely. Place the grated potato in a bowl and pour over 100ml boiling water. Mix the flour with the dried yeast and salt. Add the potato and the egg to the flour mixture and knead the mixture together thoroughly. Cover the bowl and leave in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees Celsius Place the potato dough on a floured work surface and knead once more. With floured hands form a round bread shape from the dough. Place the potato bread on a baking tray lined with baking paper and place in the centre of the oven.
  3. Spray a little water in the oven and close the door immediately. Bake the potato bread for 20 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 200 degrees C and place near the bottom of the oven. Bake for another 30 minutes. To test whether the bread is baked through knock on the bottom of the bread with your knuckles. It should sound hollow.
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A very unusual way to make potato bread. It comes out crusty and moist, but is quite a bit of work. Made for ZWT6.

Chocolatl May 20, 2010