Baking Sandwich Breads: Basic White Potato, Whole-Wheat Potato and Oatmeal Bread

| 4/15/2016 10:48:00 AM

Tags: baking, bread baking, recipes, potatoes, oats, oatmeal, Texas, Wendy Akin,


I figure, if you’re going to get all the ingredients out and make a mess, you might as well bake a lot of bread. Summer is coming, hot days when I don’t want to even think about turning on the oven. So, for a nice cold day, I binge on bread making and stock the freezer.

There are several breads I like to make. I start with the “whitest” and proceed through the darkest dough. Certainly don’t want to have to wash the bowl in between!

Each recipe makes two loaves in a standard 9-by-5-inch pan.

Basic White Potato Bread Recipe

My grandmother taught me that, when making mashed potatoes, cook one per person and one more “for the pot” but I usually add more. Might as well. I make my mashed potatoes with plenty of good butter and milk. Any left over go into baggies, approximately 1 cup to each, and those are tucked into freezer zipper bags.

Sometimes I see potatoes starting to sprout in the bin, and I’ll go ahead and cook those up and mash them. Waste not, want not — potatoes make good bread.

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