Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Grandma Velma's Irish Potato Bread

Grandma Velma’s Irish Potato Bread       
Makes 2 loaves

2 Tbsp sugar
4 tsp salt
2 pkg dry yeast
6-8 C flour, divided
1 ½ C prepared mashed potatoes
½ C water
1 ½ C Milk
½ C butter (1/2 stick)
3 eggs

  1. In mixing bowl combine sugar, salt, yeast, and 1 ½ C of the flour; set aside.
  2. In a 2 qt sauce pan add potatoes, water, milk, and butter. Heat over low, stirring often until very warm and combined.
  3. Very slowly stir liquid mixture into dry mixture.
  4.  Add eggs and beat for 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in 3 ¼ C of the flour to make soft dough.
  6. Turn dough onto floured board and knead for 10 minutes.
  7. Knead in additional 1 ½ C of the flour.
  8. Shape into big dough ball and place in lightly greased bowl, turning to coat dough.
  9. Cover with towel or plastic wrap and let rise 1 hour.
  10. Punch down. Turn onto floured board. Cut dough in half. Cover again and let rest 15 minutes.
  11. Place each half into large, greased loaf pan and gut 2 gashes across top with serrated knife. Cover and let rise and additional hour. Preheat oven to 400°.
  12. Brush top of loaves lightly with milk.
  13. Bake 40 minutes, or until golden brown.
  14. Turn out from pan and cool on wire rack. Let cool before cutting.

·       Recipe can be used to make dinner rolls as well. About 3 ½ - 4 doz.
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