Potato Refrigerator Bread

Great for entertaining - make the day ahead, then bake just before serving!


Details

Difficulty

Moderate

Yield

2 loaves OR 36 rolls

Prep Time

30 minutes

Rise Time

2 to 24 hours

Bake Time

30 to 35 minutes

Ingredients


  • 5 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 (2-1/2 tsp.) envelopes Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes *
  • 2 eggs

Directions


Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast and salt in a large mixing bowl. Heat milk, water and shortening until very warm (120º to130ºF). Gradually add to dry ingredients. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in mashed potato, eggs and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Cover loosely with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.

Punch dough down; divide into 2 equal portions. Roll each half to 12 x 7-inch rectangle. Beginning at short end of each rectangle, roll up tightly as for jelly roll. Pinch seam and ends to seal. Place seams side down, in greased 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 inch loaf pans. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Bake at 375ºF for 30 to 35 minutes or until done. Remove from pans; cool on wire rack.

To make rolls: Divide dough into 36 equal pieces; shape into smooth balls. Place balls, about 2-inches apart, on large greased baking sheets. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Bake at 400ºF for 13 to 15 minutes or until done. Remove from sheets; cool on wire racks.

 * Instant mashed potatoes, made according to package directions can be used.