Braided Potato Loaf

November 19, 2017
4 Ratings
Photo by Rocky Luten
  • Makes one 10" loaf
Author Notes

This potato bread is made from the dough of a Cheese and Herb Star Bread ( It's exceptionally easy to make and sure to impress. —Posie (Harwood) Brien

What You'll Need
  • 3/4 cup 3 tablespoons lukewarm whole milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (240 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup potato flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  1. Add all of the dough ingredients (except the beaten egg) to a large bowl or a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Mix to incorporate and then knead until you have a soft, smooth dough.
  2. Lightly grease a large bowl and place the dough in it. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a damp tea towel and let rise in a warm place for about an hour, or until the dough is almost doubled in size.
  3. When the dough is ready, divide it into three equal pieces and roll each piece out into a 12” log. Place the three logs of dough parallel to each other on the work surface and pinch them together on one side. Braid the bread just as you would strands of hair: Move the right hand piece to the middle, then the left hand piece to the middle—and so on and so forth until all of the dough is braided. Pinch the ends together to seal them, and tuck them under the finished braided loaf.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the loaf on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let the dough rise for 15 minutes.
  5. Brush the top of the loaf with beaten egg and bake it for 30 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.

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4 Reviews

Crystal J. November 25, 2017
FYI, if you read "Add all of the dough ingredients to a large bowl" and then do that with all of the ingredients, including the beaten egg, it still turns out to be a delightful loaf of bread. But you may want to note that you shouldn't add in the egg. :)
Gardener November 20, 2017
No yeast?
Posie (. November 20, 2017
Whoops! Thanks -- added it in (2 teaspoons).
Gardener November 20, 2017
;-) Thanks! Looks so good I want to try the recipe. I knew it was probably an inadvertent oversight.