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Braided Golden Potato Bread - Recipe

A pretty braided bread to serve at any meal. This flavorful, crispy crust, potato bread makes a perfect side to serve with soup, chili, and stew, or as an accompaniment to a meat and potato meal. It also is great dipping bread for many savory type dips.
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Braided Golden Potato Bread Recipe
  • Peel and cut potato into cubes. Chop the onion and place it in a small saucepan with the potato cubes. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat once it is boiling; then cover and simmer until potatoes soft when poked with a fork (10 to 15 minutes).
  • Drain the water off and then mash the potatoes and onions together until smooth; set aside. (Note: you need about 3/4 cup of mashed potatoes & onions to add to this recipe.)
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the egg, butter, honey or syrup, cheese, parsley, salt, pepper, yeast (dry-do not mix with water), warm milk, mashed potato mixture, and 3 cups of flour. Mix all ingredients together until well mixed.
  • Add enough of the remaining cup of flour to make the dough just stiff enough to be able to knead. Mix in with hands if necessary.
  • When just stiff enough to knead, place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead the bread for approximately 8 minutes.
  • When done kneading, divide the dough into 3 even sections. Working on the floured surface, roll and form each section into an 18" long rope.
  • Place the 3 ropes on a large greased baking sheet. Gather the 3 ropes at one end and then begin to braid the sections together. When you have the entire loaf braided, pinch each end together and tuck under.
  • Cover the loaf with a light kitchen towel and place the loaf in a warm place to rise. Allow the loaf to rise to double in size. This should take approximately 60 minutes, depending on how warm the area is where it is place.
  • Once the loaf has double in size, brush the top with the egg wash and sprinkle with extra parmesan cheese.
  • Preheat oven to 350° F. and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until it is a nice golden brown.
  • When done, remove it from the baking sheet immediately and place on a cooling rack.
  • When cooled, it is ready to slice and serve.
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Container: large cookie sheet
-1 large Yukon Gold potato
-1 small onion
-1 egg
-2 tablespoons butter - softened
-1 tablespoon honey or light corn syrup
-1/4 cup grated Parmesan
-1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
-1 1/2 teaspoons salt
-1/4 teaspoon pepper
-1 package yeast - dry active, 1/4 oz.
-1 cup milk - warmed to 70 - 80 degrees
-4 cups bread flour
-1 egg - beat lightly for egg wash
- Extra parmesan cheese