Old Fashioned Potato Bread

Linda Kauppinen


This is a wonderful bread recipe and one of my favorites from my Ukrainian grandmother! There is nothing like potato bread!


★★★★★ 1 vote

Makes 3 Loaves
2 Hr 30 Min
45 Min


  • 3 1/2 c
    whole milk
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    mashed potatoes
  • 2 pkg
    dry yeast
  • 1/2 c
    lukewarm water (about 110 degrees)
  • 3 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 7 - 8 c
    unbleached white flour

How to Make Old Fashioned Potato Bread


  1. Scald milk.
    Add sugar, butter, salt and mashed potatoes
    Cool to lukewarm (about 110 degrees).
  2. Meanwhile, dissolve yeast in lukewarm water.
    Add to the cooled milk mixture.
  3. Add whole wheat flour and 1 cup white flour.
    Beat 2 minutes with mixer.
    Stir in 6 to 7 more cups of flour until dough leaves sides of bowl.
  4. Turn onto lightly floured surface.
    Knead gently until dough forms a smooth ball.
  5. Place in a greased bowl.
    Turn once to grease top of dough.
    Cover and let rise in a warm place and let rise again until double.
  6. Turn onto floured surface and divide dough into 3 equal parts.
    Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
    Form into 3 loaves and place in greased bread pans.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.
    remove from pans and place on rack to cool.

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About Old Fashioned Potato Bread

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom
Hashtags: #potato, #yeast

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