Sunday, October 7, 2012

Leftover Mashed Potatoes? What to do?

Potato Bread of course!

I extremely dislike throwing out/wasting food.  My dilemma is my family dislikes leftovers.
What to do, what to do? Well, find ways to incorporate former meals into new ones.

If you have a little bit of mashed potatoes leftover, not enough for another meal, you can use them to make bread for the next day.  Takes less than 3 hours.

What you need:
1/2c to 1cup of mashed potato
1 package active dry yeast
1 1/4 cup water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp butter
3-4 cups bread flour

Make your yeast the normal way, 1/2 cup warm water and little sugar.
Then, add mashed potato and remainder of water.

Add flour and incorporate with wooden spoon and then knead for about 10 minutes and then into shaped dough ball.

Allow to rise in a warm place for 30-45 minutes.
Punch down, knead again for 2 minutes.
Rub a little butter over top, 
place on buttered or greased pan.  
Allow to rise again for 30 minutes.

Then sprinkle or brush a little water over top and cut cross shape into center of loaf.
Approximately 1/4 inch in depth.
Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Cut and enjoy!

Something yummy, fresh and warm from the oven.

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