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Quick Homemade Bread Recipe

Updated on May 7, 2013

Quick Potato Bread Recipe

This quick potato bread recipe makes two tender, well-textured loaves. Despite the fact that potato does not contribute to readily detectable flavor, it does give a pleasant aroma and moistness to the bread that can last for several days.

You will need an electric mixer in this recipe, which give you a quick mixing. Instead of dissolving yeast in water, combine the yeast with flour and other dry ingredients, then add the potato and liquid ingredients and beat well. Once most of the flour has been beaten into the mixture, little kneading is required to develop a smooth and elastic dough.

Ingredients

1 packet of active dry yeast

4 to 41/2 cups of bread flour

¼ cup sugar

2 teaspoons salt

Packets of Instant mashed potatoes ( for 2 servings)

¾ cup milk

¼ cup butter or margarine, melted

2 eggs


Methods

1. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, stir together yeast, 1 ½ cups of the flour, sugar and salt.

2. In a pan, prepare 2 servings of instant mashed potatoes according to package instruction, using amounts of water, milk, butter and salt, exactly as instructed on the package.

3. Then stir in milk, melted butter or margarine and eggs as given in the ingredients above. Stir until well blended.

4. Add the potato mixture to the dry ingredients in the electric mixer bowl.

5. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed. Scrape bowl occasionally.

6. Add 1 more cup of flour and beat for another 2 minutes at medium speed.

7. With a spoon, stir in 1 more cup of flour to form a stiff dough.

8. Turn dough to floured board.

9. Knead the dough until smooth (takes about 5 to 20 minutes).

10. Add flour whenever necessary to prevent sticking.

11. Turn dough over in a greased bowl. Cover and let it rise in a warm place until it doubled in size. (Takes about 1 ½ to 2 hours).

12. Punch dough down. Knead briefly to release air and shape into 2 loaves.

13. Place each dough in a well-greased 9 x 5 in loaf tin.

14. Cover the tin with tea towel and let it rise in warm place until it is almost doubled in size (Takes about 45 minutes)

15. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350° for 35 minutes or until the loaves are lightly brown and sound hollow when tapped.


Oatmeal Bread Recipe


Ingredients

3 cups instant rolled oats

2 packets active dry yeast

½ cup warm water

2 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons salt

2 cups warm milk

4 ¼ cups bread flour

1 egg white beaten with 1 tablespoon water


Methods

1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in the warm water.

2. Blend the oats until the oats are ground into powder-like consistency

3. Add sugar, salt, milk and 2 cups of flour to the yeast mixture. Beat well to blend.

4. Then, add the remaining flour, beat well to make a soft dough.

5. Coat a board with the blended rolled oat and turn the dough out onto the board.

6. Gradually, knead in all the rolled oats, making a stiff dough.

7. Knead until smooth and elastic. (Takes about 10 to 20 minutes)

8. Turn the dough over in a greased bowl.

9. Cover with tea towel and let it rise to double the size in a warm place. (Takes about an hour)

10. Punch the dough down and knead briefly on a lightly floured board to release the air.

11. Roll the dough to any shape you like, and brush the dough lightly with egg white-water mixture.

12. Place the dough on a baking sheet in the baking tin. (or greased loaf tin)

13. Sprinkle or roll some unblended rolled oats on dough.

14. Cover the tin with tea towel and let rise in a warm place until puffy. (Takes about 30 minutes)

15. Bake in the pre-heated oven at 350° for 30 minutes or until the loaf are lightly brown and sound hollow when tapped.

16. Let cool on rack before you cut it.


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    • Ingenira profile imageAUTHOR

      Ingenira 

      5 years ago

      Thank you, RTalloni.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 

      5 years ago from the short journey

      These really do look like easy, doable recipes. Thanks for posting them for us.

    • Ingenira profile imageAUTHOR

      Ingenira 

      6 years ago

      Thank you, cartero6. Glad you like it.

      Hope you like it, ptrg777.

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      Peter 

      6 years ago from New York

      the instant mashed potato is an interesting ingredient. Will have to try this one for sure!

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      Mary 

      6 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Love homemade bread...always good to have a quick & easy recipe for it, great with the oatmeal...thanks...voted up & bookmarked for later...cheers

    • Ingenira profile imageAUTHOR

      Ingenira 

      6 years ago

      Same here, AliciaC. I like the smell of bread coming from the oven at home too. Thank you, AliciaC for being the first to comment.

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      Linda Crampton 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the smell of homemade bread baking in the oven. Thank you for sharing the recipes, Ingenira. I like the sound of them both, but the oatmeal bread sounds especially tasty.

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