Sunday, November 28, 2010

Potato Rosemary Bread

What's not to love about bread...any kind of bread, right? I was inspired to come up with a Potato Rosemary Bread recipe after trying a loaf from Fred Meyer that was delicious! The great thing about making your own is you can control how much rosemary flavor you want in your bread.. I tend to go for the full flavor!

My favorite is to dip the warm bread into a nice bowl of O'Bradys Potato good! The bread also goes great with any soup, pasta or just by itself.

Start by boiling a couple medium potatoes in cold water. Be sure to reserve about 1 cup of the cooking liquid for a later use.

Mash your potatoes with a fork or potato masher and measure out 1 cup. Set aside to cool to 110° to 115°.

Add yeast and sugar to the reserved potato liquid. Let yeast dissolve for 5 minutes, until yeast mixture has a foam on the top.

Pour yeast mixture into mixing bowl and add reserved mashed potatoes, butter, honey, oil, eggs, salt, rosemary and 1-1/2 cups flour; beat until smooth.

Stir in just enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough.

Looks ready to knead!

Turn dough onto floured surface and knead 6-8 minutes. Place dough into greased bowl and let rise until double, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down and divide in half. Place a piece of parchment paper onto 2 cookie sheets. Place one half of dough onto parchment paper and form into a long loaf; repeat with second half. Let rise for another 30 minutes.

Score bread by making 3 long diagonal cuts on the top of the bread. Cuts should not go all the way through but just slice the top of the bread.

Bake at 400° for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool slightly or completely, slice and Enjoy! So nummy!


  1. There's definitely nothing like home made bread and yours looks great!

  2. mmm this looks amazing! i am impressed!

  3. Yummy! This looks easy and delicious! I love rosemary! I just made some focaccia with fresh rosemary and it was so delicious :) Definitely looking forward to baking more homemade bread!

  4. THis looks very yummy!!! Might have to give this a try!!

  5. i think potato is so great in bread, this looks awesome!

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  7. I can imagine how delicate this bread is - looks amazing!

  8. This sounds delicious! I haven't ever made potato bread, and you have made it look much less scary :)

  9. Gorgeous loaf of bread! Love the combo of potato and rosemary.

  10. I absolutely love potato bread - I may need to make some today - its snowing in our neck of the woods and nothing smells better on a cold snowy day than fresh baked bread.