Sour Cream & Chive Potato Bread

READY IN: 3hrs 40mins
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Combine all of the ingredients and mix till cohesive. Knead the dough, by hand or mixer, till it's smooth, about 5 to 10 minutes, adding water or flour if needed. The dough will become fairly elastic, though still somewhat stiff. Place the kneaded dough in a greased bowl or dough-rising bucket, cover it, and allow it to rise for 60 to 90 minutes, until it’s quite puffy (though not necessarily doubled in bulk.).
  • Shape the dough into an 8-inch log, and place it in a lightly greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan. Cover the pan with a proof cover or lightly greased plastic wrap, and allow the loaf to rise for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until it’s crowned about 1 inch over the rim of the pan.
  • For sandwich rolls, divide the dough into six pieces, each about 4 1/2 ounces in weight. Roll each piece into a smooth ball, then flatten the balls (using your fingers and/or a rolling pin) till they’re about 4 inches in diameter. Place them on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet, about 1 inch apart, and cover them with a proof cover or lightly greased plastic wrap. Allow the rolls to rise for 45 minutes to 1 hour (or longer, depending on the temperature of your kitchen), till they’re noticeably puffy, though probably not doubled in bulk.
  • Bake the bread in a preheated 350°F oven for about 40 minutes; an instant read thermometer inserted into the center will read about 190°F Bake the rolls in a preheated 350°F oven for 22 to 27 minutes, or until they’re a light golden brown. Remove the bread or rolls from the oven, and brush with melted butter, if desired, for a soft, flavorful crust. Transfer to a rack to cool.