There is one woman who has taught me the most about cooking and baking and that is my mom. Her kitchens were the “go to” spot that everyone just wanted to come and hang out in. Her homes have always been designed with the kitchen as the center of it all. I still to this day refuse to write down many recipes just so I have to call her and she can walk me through how to make whatever it is. It is from her that I learned how to be creative in the kitchen and not just follow recipes.
While I love to share my recipes with you, I have to admit my best ones come from my mom. So, I decided to go directly to the source and cut out the middleman…
Join me in welcoming Sherry McKenney to MomsGoodEats…
We have asked her to share her culinary expertise with you, because a Life Done Well includes recipes done well to share your love with friends and family. Kicking off her first official recipe is her Mashed Potato Bread. When I asked her why this recipe first, she said, “ I made mashed potatoes and we had leftovers. They were so good I had to make bread.” That’s my mom…
Mashed Potato Bread
- 1 1/2 cup well-seasoned mashed potatoes – leftovers work great
- 3 1/2 cup all purpose or bread flour- more or less to achieve a smooth, soft dough
- 3 3/8 tsp yeast mixed with 3 tbsp very warm water and 1 tsp sugar mixed together to activate yeast
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/8 cup warm milk
- 3 tbsp melted and cooled unsalted butter
- Egg wash – 1 whole egg beaten well with 1 tbsp water
Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix all ingredients except flour.
- Add flour a little at a time to achieve desired dough.
- Kneed with dough hook or on a floured board for about 10 minutes.
- Place back in bowl, cover with saran, and let rise in warm place about an hour or until doubled in size.
- Grease bread pans and roll dough into two loaves to fit pans.
- Cover again with saran and place in warm place and let rise until bread is above top of pan about 1”.
- Paint with egg wash and slash with knife on a diagonal down the middle.
- Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes until golden.
This Mashed Potato Bread makes great toast, french toast, sandwich bread, or just with jam as a treat. Your choice!
Let us know how yours turns out!