Potato bread

Potato bread

Preparation Time: 2 hours (including rising time)

Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes

Servings: 1 loaf

Difficulty Level: Intermediate


  • 2 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup warm milk (about 110°F/43°C)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 packet)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 to 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Olive oil (for greasing)


  1. Cook Potatoes:
    • Boil or steam the peeled and diced potatoes until they are fork-tender. Drain and mash them thoroughly. Allow them to cool to room temperature.
  2. Activate Yeast:
    • In a small bowl, combine the warm milk, active dry yeast, and sugar. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until the mixture becomes frothy.
  3. Prepare Dough:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, melted butter, activated yeast mixture, and salt. Gradually add the flour, one cup at a time, until a soft dough forms.
  4. Knead Dough:
    • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 8-10 minutes, or until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. Add more flour if needed to prevent sticking.
  5. First Rise:
    • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.
  6. Shape and Second Rise:
    • Punch down the risen dough and shape it into a loaf. Place the shaped dough in a greased and floured loaf pan. Cover it again and let it rise for an additional 30-40 minutes.
  7. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  8. Bake:
    • Bake the potato bread in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the bread sounds hollow when tapped.
  9. Cool:
    • Allow the bread to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Slice and Serve:
    • Once cooled, slice the homemade Potato Bread and enjoy!


  • You can add herbs, cheese, or seeds to the dough for extra flavor.
  • Adjust the amount of flour based on the moisture content of the potatoes.
  • This potato bread is perfect for sandwiches or toast.

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