The weather has turned cold and I thought that hot bread would be good for dinner so I just started putting yummy ingredients into the bread machine and came up with this delicious recipe.
Hot out of the oven, this is a wonderfully fragrant loaf. It is especially good with a hot bowl of soup on a cold day.
The recipe makes two loaves. One to eat and one to give away!
Cheese Potato Bread
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 teaspoons yeast
4 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 cup mashed potatoes
1 cup shredded cheese (sharp cheddar is best)
This is a very simple recipe, especially if you have a bread machine. Set the machine to "bread dough" cycle.
Add water, flour, yeast, salt and olive oil to the bread machine according to manufacturer's directions.
Add 1 cup mashed potatoes (quality instant potatoes are fine. Just add water and milk to the potatoes to make 1 cup mashed potatoes)
Start the machine to begin mixing the dough. Add additional flour if necessary to create a soft dough.
When the dough begins to pull together add 3/4 cup of the shredded cheese. Save the other 1/4 cup cheese to sprinkle on top of the loaves. The dough should not be sticky. Remember to add additional flour if needed.
Allow the dough to rise in the machine.
Punch down the dough and remove it from the bread machine. Divide the dough in half and shape into two loaves. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup cheese on top of each loaf.
Allow the loaves to rise until double in size.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake for about 35 minutes or until the top is golden and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
This bread is best warm, but when sliced thin it makes a delicious, crunchy toast. Share a loaf today.
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