Overnight Potato Bread Made Easy

What do you do with those left over mashed potatoes? You make potato bread of course or you could make potato soup but that’s another idea for the next time you have leftover mashed potatoes.

1 cup leftover mashed potatoes, 2 cups milk, 2 T unsalted butter, 2 Tablespoons sugar, 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 package rapid-rise yeast, and 5 cups King Arthur flour.

In a medium sauce pan heat up the mashed potatoes, milk, butter, sugar, and salt until it reaches 108 degrees. Add 2 cups of flour and the yeast and stir or use mixer with bread attachment. Add the next three cups of flour until well blended and knead 8 minutes. Put into a greased bowl and make sure to rotate bottom to top so the dough doesn’t stick to the plastic wrap your going to cover it with before you put it in the refrigerator overnight. 8 – 12 hours later take the bread bowl out of the refrigerator and divide in half placing each in a buttered bread pan. Let the loaves double in size then place them in a preheated 350 degree over for 35- 40 minutes and the temperature is 190 degrees inside or sounds hollow when you tap the tops. Remove the loaves in 5 minutes and let cool on a wire rack. Enjoy! Freeze one to enjoy another day if you can which is very hard to do because this potato bread is delicious.

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