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  • 1 c Lukewarm water
  • 1/2 ts Sugar
  • 2 pk Yeast
  • 2 c Warm potatoe water
  • 1/2 c Mashed potatoes
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 2 ts Salt
  • 2/3 c Shortning or butter
  • 2 c Flour (up to 3)
  • 5 c Flour (more) (up to 6)


(can be made into buns, also)
In large bowl add water, 1/2 tsp sugar and yeast. Stir and let set 10 minutes. Add potato water, potatoes, sugar, salt and shortening. Stir, then add flour. Beat this till smooth with elec. mixer To this add enough flour to make a medium stiff dough (5-6 more cups of flour)
Let rise twice, kneading after each rise. Shape into 3 loaves or buns. Let rise again and bake about 12 minutes at 375. or until nicely browned.
Optional: brush with egg whites and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired before baking.
hope you enjoy it! My family loves this bread (would like to try it in a bread machine-if anyone does-let me know how it turns out-I think it would have to be cut down to 1/2 at least)
Posted to EAT-L Digest 15 Dec 96
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 18:43:42 -0600