This recipe will make a large sized potato bread sandwich loaf that is a great tasting and a great texture for sandwich bread. The crust is softer like a sandwich bread, not as crisp as traditional no-knead bread. Its a great way to use those instant potato flakes that are just not as good as the real stuff. It is so easy to make and with little time invested (unless you count the 12+ hours of rising). I believe anyone could make this no-knead potato bread with great results, even without a kitchen mixer or any other special equipment.
Potato Sandwich Loaf No-Knead Bread Recipe
- 4 cups all-purpose flour or bread flour
- 1/2 cup instant potato flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 3/4 cups water
- Combine all the dry ingredients (white flour, yeast, salt, potato flakes) in the large bowl (3 quart or larger) and stir with a mixing spoon for about 15 seconds or more.
- Add water to the dry ingredients and stir for about 3 minutes until the flour is mostly stuck to the dough (it won’t look that good but that doesn’t matter).
- Cover the top of the bowl loosely with plastic wrap.
- Let sit on counter top for about 12 to 18 hours (I ussually do this for about 13 hours), the dough will look all bubbly on the top.
- Generously sprinkle flour the top of your clean counter top or a cutting board (don’t worry about using too much flour, it won’t hurt it).
- Slowly pour the dough from the bowl on to the floured surface, using the silicone spatula to help it peal off the sides of the bowl.
- Sprinkle a little flour on top of the dough and rub your hands together with flour.
- With you hands, gently stretch the dough out to a rectangle shape.
- Roll up the dough from one end to the other.
- Place the dough into a lightly greased bread pan (seem side down).
- Let dough rise till it is a bit above the top of the bread pan (about double in size or 1.5 to 2 hours).
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place bread in the oven for 40 minutes to 45 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let it cool on a cooling rack or your counter top.
This potato bread is so cheap and simple to make that there is no reason to buy bread from the store anymore. I just love potato bread for sandwiches, meatloaf sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches, toast and jam, and toast and butter.