Braided Potato Loaf (FAIL PROOF BREAD)

Hey there!

I'm popping in here on a Saturday because I just made *the* most delightful loaf of bread that was SO easy, I want you to have time to make it this weekend!

It's really easy.  Dare I say, fail proof. 

You should try it, especially if you are afraid of yeast.  I'll help you.  Ready?

First of all I found this recipe via Food52 and changed it just a little bit.

For the bread:
3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons of milk
1/4 tsp of sugar
1 packet of yeast (I prefer the packets to the jar because you use them up quicker and expired yeast is useless)
1/4 cup of butter room temp
2 cups of all purpose flour
1/4 cup of potato flour (I had to go to my local health food store to find this)
1 tsp of salt

To brush on top:
one beaten egg

Place milk in microwave safe container and warm up for about 30 seconds or so until "baby bottle temp" (or the temp you'd give to a baby).  Add in sugar and yeast.

Add all other ingredients, except egg, to the bowl of stand mixer with the dough hook attachment.  Begin to mix and slowly add in yeasty milk.  Allow to mix until a nice dough ball forms.

Place dough in a greased bowl and allow to rise in a warm place for about an hour.

Divide into three similarly sized balls and form each into a rope that's about 12 inches long. Braid the ropes together, tucking the ends under. Place loaves on parchment paper.

Allow to rise for 15 more minutes and then brush with the beaten egg.  Preheat oven to 400.  Once the oven is ready, bake for 30 minutes.

Slice and slather with butter.  Celebrate your yeasty victory!


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