I just love the way the house smells when there is fresh bread baking in the oven.
POTATOE BREAD RECIPE:
7 to 8 cups bread flour
1 cup mashed potatoe flakes
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 pkg. active dry yeast
2 cups water
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
Grease three 8x4 loaf pans for loaves of bread or if making the rolls grease baking sheet.
In large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups bread flour, potatoe flakes, salt and yeast, blend well. In meadium saucepan, heat water, milk and margarine or butter until warm (120 to 130 F). Add warm liquid to flour mixture slowly. Blend at low speed until moistened, beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Stir in an additional 4 to 5 cups flour until dough pulls cleanly away from sides of bowl.
On floured surface, knead in 3/4 to 1 1/4 cups bread flour until dough is smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes). Place dough in greased bowl; cover loosely with plastic and cloth towel. let rise in warm place until doubles in size. About 1 hr.
Punch down dough several times to remove all air bubbles. Allow to rest on counter covered with inverted bowl for 15 minutes. Divide dough into 6 equal parts if making the three loafs of bread. Shape each part into 10 inch rope. Twist 2 ropes together; pinch ends firmly to seal. Repeat with remaining ropes. Place in prepared pans. Cover, let rise in warm place until dough fills pans about 30 minutes. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Bake 35 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when lightly tapped. Remove from pans immediately, brush with melted margarine or butter.
If making rolls shape in balls and place on greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise , about 10 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted margarine or butter while still warm.
Enjoy! They are very tasty!