Potato and Saffron Bread

Recipe by duonyte
READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Cook potato. Drain, saving 7 oz. of the cooking water. Mash the potato without any additions and set aside to cool.
  • Put the saffron threads into the reserved hot potato water and let them steep for at least 30 minutes. If you have time, 3-4 hours is better.
  • Place all ingredients in bread machine in order recommended by manufacturer. Set on dough cycle.
  • After cycle concludes, remove and shape into a round loaf or desired shape. Cover with oiled plastic wrap and let rise 30-45 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 deg. F.
  • Slash loaf down and across, in a tic-tac-toe pattern. Bake for 35- 40 minutes.
  • Note: I used only a 1/2 tsp of saffron threads, and that was sufficient to create a beautiful loaf. I'm sure more would have been wonderful.