Russian Potato Bread
photo by Dixie Vader
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 40mins
1 large loaf
- 8 ounces potatoes (2 small)
- 2⁄3 cup potato water
- 1⁄4 ounce yeast
- 3 cups flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed caraway seed (or dill seeds)
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons butter, diced
- Grease a baking sheet.
- Peel and dice your potatoes, then boil them until they're tender. Reserve 2/3 cup of the potato water and discard the rest.
- Mash and sieve the potatoes. (I personally just mashed the potatoes until there were no lumps and it turned out fine).
- Combine the mashed potatoes and potato water. Let cool to lukewarm.
- Meanwhile, combine the flours, yeast, seeds, and salt.
- Rub the butter into the flour mixture.
- Gradually work the potato gloop into the flour mixture using your hands if neccesary to form a soft dough.
- Turn out onto a floured surface and knead 8-10 minutes. Add more flour as needed to keep your dough from sticking.
- Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover, and let rise for approximately 1 hour (or until doubled).
- Punch down, then turn out onto a floured surface.
- Knead gently for about a minute, then shape into a 7-inch oval loaf.
- [NOTE - My 1 large loaf didn't cook all the way through. It might've just been my oven, but you may want to make two smaller loafs instead].
- Place on the greased baking sheet and lightly sprinkle with whole wheat flour.
- Cover and let rise 30 minutes.
- While it's rising, preheat your oven to 400°F.
- Using a serrated knife, slash 3-4 diagonal cuts into the top of your dough (criss-cross style).
- Bake 25-30 minutes until golden.
- Cool on a wire rack, or eat hot.
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