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Potato Bread - Pan de Papa

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Potato Bread - Pan de Papa

Potato Bread Rolls

Marian Blazes
Potato bread rolls have always been popular for their soft texture and sweet taste, and now potato bread has become trendy for its nutritional and economic value. As the price of wheat rises, people in developing countries are looking for other ingredients to use in their bread, and potatoes fit the bill. Try these tender, buttery potato rolls with dinner. They're also great for sandwiches.


  • 1 large potato
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry instant yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups bread flour


  1. Peel potato and cut into 4 pieces. Boil until tender, then mash thoroughly or pass cooked potato through a food mill. Let cool.

  2. Bring milk to a boil and remove from heat. Add butter and salt to hot milk. Let cool until just a little warmer than room temperature.

  3. In the bowl of a standing mixer, dissolve yeast and sugar in 3/4 cup warm water. Let stand for 5 minutes .

  4. Add egg, potato, all purpose flour, and half of the cooled milk mixture to mixer bowl, and knead with dough hook on low speed.

  5. Gradually add remaining flour and milk and continue to knead for 5 to 10 minutes. The dough should remain fairly soft, and if it seems to be getting stiff, don't add all of the flour. The dough should be smooth, elastic, and slightly sticky after kneading. If dough seems too wet, add a little more flour.

  6. Turn dough out into oiled bowl and let rise in a warm place until double in size.

  7. Punch down dough and cut into pieces the size of a small tangerine. Roll pieces into a ball shape on a floured surface and place on a greased cookie sheet, about an inch apart. Make a one inch slash in the tops of the rolls with a sharp knife.

  8. Preheat oven to 425. Let rolls rise until almost double in bulk.

  9. Bake for 5 minutes, then lower temperature to 350 and bake for 10 to 15 minutes more. Rolls should have light golden brown color when ready.

Tip: To make loaves: Bread can also be divided in half and shaped into two loaves, and baked in two standard-size retangular bread pans, or in one large bread pan.

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See step 5..., Member msblazes

Sorry for the confusion about the directions, but in step five it says to gradually add the remaining milk. Hope that clarifies! Sometimes I do forget to write down a step here or there (and I really appreciate it when people let me know), but I think these directions should be pretty straightforward. Thanks for your comment! warmly, Marian

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