Potato Flake Sourdough Starter and Bread Recipe

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Potato Flake Sourdough Starter and Bread Recipe

Karla Harkins

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@Karla_Harkins


I used to make this years ago. I had forgotten about it until my daughter asked for some. I found this on the internet. This isn't as sweet as Amish Friendship Bread.

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Rating:
Serves:
3 loaves
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

STARTER (FIRST TIME):

1 c
warm water
1/2 c
sugar
1 pkg
dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
3 Tbsp
instant potato flakes, dry

STARTER FEEDER: (SUBSEQUENT TIMES)

1 c
warm water
1/2 c
sugar
3 Tbsp
instant potato flakes, dry

TO MAKE BREAD:

6 c
flour
1 Tbsp
salt
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
oil
1 1/4 c
warm water
1 c
starter (see note #3)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
First Time Starter Directions:

Mix water, sugar, yeast, and potato flakes. Let ferment on counter for two days. Then feed with starter feeder (below). If you get starter from someone else, you can omit this step.
2
Starter Feeder:

Combine water, sugar, and potato flakes. Add to starter. Let stand on countertop 8-12 hours, until bubbly. Refrigerate 3 to 5 days, then make bread.
3
After using 1 cup of the starter for dough, pour one cup back into container and refrigerate. Discard any other starter or give to friends. Store starter in refrigerator.
4
When you are ready to make more bread or every 3 to 5 days add starter feeder mix again. Stir well and leave on the counter overnight or all day (about 12 hours).
5
To Make Bread:

Add flour, salt, sugar, oil, and water to starter. Mix well. Knead on a floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Put dough into a greased bowl. Cover with a wet dish towel and let it rise in a warm place overnight or all day (about 12 hours).

Punch down. Knead on a floured surface to get any air bubbles out.

Spray 3 loaf pans with cooking spray and divide dough approximately equal into the 3 pans (shaping into loaf form). Let rise 6 to 8 hours, covered loosely.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 to 30 minutes.
6
Heat a cup of water in the microwave, then with the microwave off, put the dough in there with the steamy water. Works especially well in the winter when it might be hard to find a warm place for the dough to rise.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern