Potato bread

Potato bread



  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pkt dry yeast
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 5 cups bread flour


Mix together mashed potatoes, eggs and butter in a large bowl. Stir in salt, yeast and warm water. Mix in flour to form a dough.

Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead well for 10 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. Put dough in a greased bowl and toss so the entire surface becomes glossy. Cover with a tea towel and place in a warm spot to rise for an hour.

Preheat oven to 220°C or 200°C fan-forced. Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead lightly for five minutes. Return to bowl and cover with tea towel, leave in a warm place until dough doubles in size (about 30 minutes).

Shape dough into an oval and score three times across the top. Brush with water. Place onto a baking paper-lined tray and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and loaf sounds hollow when tapped.

Serving Suggestions


  • This bread is delicious warm with butter and homemade soup.
  • Using mashed potato in bread results in a soft but substantial white loaf. Yum!
  • This recipe was created by Alana House for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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