Potato Bread

Recipe by Molly53
READY IN: 3hrs 45mins
YIELD: 2 loaves


  • 3
    peeled potatoes, cooked until tender, mash in their liquid to make potato water (you'll need to end up with approximately two cups of liquid)
  • 1
    (1/4 ounce) package yeast
  • 2
    tablespoons shortening
  • 2
    tablespoons sugar
  • 1
    tablespoon salt
  • 6 - 6 12
    cups flour


  • Cool potato water to lukewarm.
  • Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup of the liquid.
  • To the remaining liquid, add the shortening sugar and salt.
  • Add the softened yeast and 1/2 cup of the flour.
  • Beat; add remaining flour gradually.
  • Turn out onto floured surface and knead until thoroughly elastic and no longer sticky (the dough should feel something like your ear lobe in texture).
  • Place in a bowl, cover and let rise until doubled.
  • When doubled, divide into 2 parts, shape into loaves and place in greased loaf pans.
  • Cover and let rise again until dough doubles in bulk.
  • Bake in a preheated 375F oven for 45 minutes or until bread shrinks a little from the sides of the pan.