Prep 1 hr 40 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is an amazing, slightly sweet, awesome bread. I couldn't wait when I made my first two loaves for them to cool. I had to tuck in right away, burning my fingers in the process. It will overgrow your bread machine, so use the dough cycle and bake in two prepared bread pans. I made it with currants and substituted half baking splenda for for half the sugar and it turned out great. Would also be awesome with other dried fruits or a mixture. Makes amazing french toast!
- 1⁄2 cup potato, peeled diced uncooked
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon lemon peel
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 1⁄3 cups bread flour
- 3 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 3⁄4 cup raisins
- In a small saucepan or in the microwave, cook the diced potatoes until tender.
- Drain but reserve the potato water.
- Mash potato with a fork.
- Add enough water to the potato water to make 3/4 cup.
- Place potato, potato water, eggs, butter lemon peel, sugar, salt, bread flour in the breadpan of your bread machine.
- Add yeast last.
- Select dough cycle and press start.
- Check every now and again to make sure it's not too sticky, or too dry. If it is tacky, add a bit of flour 1 tbs at a time. If it's too dry add water a tbs at a time.
- When the bread machine beeps to add stuff, toss in your raisins and let finish.
- When the dough cycle is over, prepare two bread pans. Grease the pans and shake some course cornmeal across the bottom so it doesn't stick.
- Split dough between the pans and allow to rise for 15-20 minutes.
- After the last rise, cut three slits into the top of the bread, and brush with one beaten egg (you won't use all of it) to give the crust a nice sheen.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, covering the bread with foil after about 15 minutes so the top does not burn (and it will, so watch it).
- If you have a cooking thermometer, you will know the bread is done with the internal temp comes to 200-210. It is not necessary, but since this bread.