Rating: 4.56 stars
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is the only bread recipe I use! It's very basic and always great. I grew up on it, so I continue to make it in memory of my special Granny! Enjoy this with your kids or grandkids and make some memories! God bless!

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat milk in a large saucepan over low heat until it bubbles; stir in butter or margarine, sugar and salt, then cool until lukewarm. Add warm water and potatoes and sprinkle in yeast until it dissolves. Then stir in 6 cups of the flour and mix all together. Add the remaining 4 to 5 cups of flour and mix. Let rest 15 minutes.

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  • Turn dough out on a floured surface and knead softly until dough is elastic and smooth. Lightly oil a large mixing bowl; add dough and turn to coat. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise 1 hour or until dough has doubled in volume.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.

  • Punch down dough and divide into 3 to 4 sections. Shape into loaves and let rise, covered, until volume is nearly doubled.

  • Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.

Nutrition Facts

158 calories; protein 4.1g; carbohydrates 29.9g; fat 2.2g; cholesterol 0.5mg; sodium 282.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (27)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2003
I only needed 3 1/2Cups of flour after the first 6 cups. Also I would only use 1TBS. of salt; otherwise this is a nice dense bread with a good taste... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/09/2006
This recipe took a lot of work (my arms are still throbbing) and I'm not sure it was worth it. The recipe was easy to follow and the bread was moist but it didn't have much flavor. It was rather plain. I prefer a bread with a bit more taste. It did give me experience in bread making though. Read More
(4)
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2003
I only needed 3 1/2Cups of flour after the first 6 cups. Also I would only use 1TBS. of salt; otherwise this is a nice dense bread with a good taste... Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
Good bread recipe. I've made it several times. A basic for everyones recipe box. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
I did not need as much flour as the recipe called for however it was still delicous and fairly easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2003
Good heavy potato bread. Nice crust Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
We Love this bread recipe! It's the only white bread recipe we use! Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2006
YUM!! This is a fanastic bread. I made a few days ago and we love ti. It makes great toast and I can't wait to use it for French Toast. I am just learning how to bake bread and this was an easy recipe to try. Thank your Granny Tina! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2006
i love this bread. it's the perfect everyday bread... nothing crazy...nice and plain. my husband and i love it... so does everyone else who tries it. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2006
I wanted a good bread recipe to use with my ham and beans and this is the best of them. We all love it. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2007
This was my first time ever making bread and I cannot say enough good things about it! It's yummy rich and substantial enough for sandwiches. I ended up using the 3.5 cups of flour to knead the dough and get it mixed in that way and it worked out perfectly. I also used one of the three portions of dough to make some hamburger rolls. Brush the top of dough with beaten egg for a pretty shiny crust. SUPER EASY RECIPE! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
05/09/2006
This recipe took a lot of work (my arms are still throbbing) and I'm not sure it was worth it. The recipe was easy to follow and the bread was moist but it didn't have much flavor. It was rather plain. I prefer a bread with a bit more taste. It did give me experience in bread making though. Read More
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