Thank you for putting me on your bread mailing list. Due to MANY
dietary restrictions I cok all my own food and love to bake. All
the food I make is either VERY low fat or fat-free and I have
developed several of these bread recipes myself. I am always
developing new things and I will send you recipes as I invent them! :)
Here is an easy to make simple favorite:
HAYGOOD's BASIC POTATO BREAD
3 medium potatoes, or 1C mashed
1 package(1 Tbs.) active dry yeast
2 1/2 C water, 100-115 degrees
about 8C all purpose white flour
1 1/2 Tbs. salt
1/2 Tbs. seeds (Caraway, sesame, etc.)
Scrub potatoes; boil until very tender. Drain, and mash well
leaving all skins. Allow to cool.
Dissolve yeast in 1/2 C water, mix well with 3 Tbs. of the flour
in a LARGE bowl. Let stand 30 minutes.
Add remaining 2C water, salt, and most of the seeds. Add
remaining flour and potatoes and mix well. * Note: it is best to add the
potatoes first and mix them with the water. Then, while stirring, mix in
the flour slowly as to avoid any unmixed areas)
Knead on a floured board 12-15 min.* Do not add more than a
sprinkle of flour to board while kneading. Shape into ball, and place in
a well oiled bowl. Turn bowl over onto kneading board (or plate), and let
rise in warm, draft place for about 1-2 hours; or until doubled in bulk.
Remove dough and punch down, kneading a few minutes more. Slice
in half, and make into two round loaves.Pour on all remaining seeds over
tops of loaves, making sure to press down gently into dough. Place on
well oiled baking sheet. Let rise rise 30-35 min.
Bake in pre-heated 400 degree oven for about one hour. Bake no
longer than 1:20.
Allow to cool, enjoy with hummus or Plochman's whole grain mustard!!