Nov 2, 2009

Playing with dough : Sourdough Potato Bread


I adore everything Potato, there is not a week going by without a big bowl of mashed potato in this house. The kids like it, hubby is not averse to it and it’s so easy.

All the great things you and I can make with the leftovers. 

Not to forget that Hilde, that’s the name of my starter, is eager to go to work. I will tell you some more about my little feisty girl in one of my coming posts.

Because now that my twins are finally are on Kindergarten I have two more people that want a delicious filled lunchbox. So what better start can there be. Lets bake some bread.

Potato bread, soft fragrant delicious Bread.

Until next time


Sourdough Potato Bread




1 cup        sourdough starter, bring to room temp

1½ cup    warm water

2 cups      bread flour



1 cup       mashed potatoes

¾ cup     warm water

2 tsp        salt

½ cup     oil

⅓ cup      sugar

6½ cup  bread flour


Combine the Ingredient for the sponge and let them become light and bubbly. You can let them stand on the kitchen counter for 3-5 hours or you put it over night in the fridge. 

Put the sponge into a mixing bowl, ad the water, the potatoes, salt and oil. Now you add the first 3 cups of flour. Mix well. Gradually stir in enough remaining flour until you create a soft pliable, non sticky dough. 


The Dough should be soft and smooth and at the same time pliable. Place dough in an oiled bowl, turn to coat, cover and let rise double in a warm place. This will take 1 ½ to 2 hours.


Punch down dough with floured hands and cut dough in half. Let rest 10 minutes on the counter. Now it’s time to shape the dough, you can make what loaves and place into 2 greased 9 x 5x 3 inch loaf pans or you can use a bowl or basket (Gärkorb) to let it rise. Cover and let rise.


Preheat the oven. You can bake this Bread on a stone, a baking sheet or as I like to do in a roasting dish. I place it just like you would a stone in the oven to heat up.


Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 25-35 minutes or until golden and done.

If you used a loaf pan remove from pan to finish cooling on racks, if you baked it.

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