Mashed Potato Sweet Bread

Pat Duran


This recipe from my recipe vault is from the '70's. This makes 4 light textured loaves with a deep golden crust. This is great eaten toasted with sweet butter, marmalade and a great cup of coffee or tea.
The Holiday's always brings out the nostalgia in me-missing my family in Michigan, and having all the relative at my house for the holiday- I love cooking for them all(18) at the holidays every year at my home when I lived there. Now only 4 of us here in Las Vegas. I love everyone together. :(
More old recipes are coming -so look for them!


★★★★★ 2 votes

makes 4 loaves
1 Hr 30 Min
40 Min


  • 2 pkg
    (envelopes) active dry yeast
  • 3 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    lukewarm potato water
  • 1 c
    mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 6
    extra large eggs,beaten
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 7 c
    all purpose flour

How to Make Mashed Potato Sweet Bread


  1. Stir yeast and 3 Tablespoons sugar into potato water until dissolved. Add mashed potato and ginger. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk.
    Heat milk with butter and salt in a small saucepan until butter is melted. Cool to lukewarm.
  2. Reserving a little beaten egg to use as egg wash later, beat remaining eggs until light. Gradually beat in 1 1/2 cups sugar. Combine yeast and egg mixtures, blending well. Stir in 2 cups flour. Add milk and beat until well blended. Add 2 more cups flour; beat 5 minutes, Gradually stir in more flour until dough is stiff enough to knead.
  3. Turn out on a floured surface and knead about 10 minutes, adding only enough flour to prevent sticking. Put dough in a large, oiled bowl; turn once; cover with greased wax paper and let rise until double in size. Punch down; put on floured board and divide into 4 parts. Place in four loaf pans, or make braids or round loaves and place on greased baking sheets. Cover lightly with greased wax paper. Let rise in warm place until doubled.
  4. Mix reserved egg with 1 teaspoon water and brush on loaves, sprinkling with sugar if desired. Bake at 350^ for 40-to- 50 minutes, until done.

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About Mashed Potato Sweet Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Heirloom

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