Basic Potato Yeast Bread in the Food Processor

This is a good, basic loaf for sandwiches, toasting, etc.  It takes less than 2 hours from start to finish, most of it waiting time.  Your family will like it.  If you prefer to make your bread in the mixer, or 2 loaves at a time, click here.
Potato Bread
1 Cup water
1/3 Cup Whole Milk -- (or use water and 1/2 oz skim milk powder)
1 pound bread flour -- (can use 1/2 cup whole wheat flour substitute) (about 3 1/2 cups)
1 3/4 tablespoons Butter -- (or salad oil)
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 ounce potato flakes -- (1/4cup)
2 teaspoons Instant Yeast (1 package)
1 tablespoon wheat bran -- optional
1 tablespoon wheat germ -- optional
Heat water to 120-125 degrees in microwave, about 34-60 seconds. Add other ingredients to processor, fitted with a plastic dough blade. Add water, heated to 120-125 degrees, slowly through feed tube. Mix for 1 minute after dough forms a ball. Let rest 10 minutes, right in processor bowl in warm place.
Shape into a loaf, about 1# 13 oz. Let rise in sprayed or greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2" pan 20-30 minutes, (until dough is 1" over the rim of the pan) while preheating oven to 400 °.  Bake 28 minutes.
Cost: fall 2010 - $1.22 per loaf
Per Slice: 126 Calories; 2g Fat (14.0% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 23g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 4mg Cholesterol; 284mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.
**Spray your hands and board with cooking spray instead of flour when shaping the loaf to keep a lighter loaf of bread.


  1. I have recently baked the Carrot Onion Dill Bread and the Cheese Bread. Both were highly successful. I think I am hooked! Going to try the honey wheat and the white breads next. Also going to see if I can barter bread for fresh eggs from the neighbor who has chickens. Thank you for sharing these interesting and easy bread recipes.

    1. Glad you enjoy bread baking as much as I do...I love your bread for eggs idea!


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