Monday, 9 March 2015

Whole Wheat Potato Bread

Whole Wheat Potato Bread

I have read in many blogs and posts that adding Vital Gluten improves the texture of the Bread. However, I was not so sure of whether Gluten is good or bad for Health, so did a Google and found this article.

Then my next search was to look for alternatives and I found that using Mashed Potatoes or Milk or Milk Powder enhanced the quality of the Bread. Here is my first try of making WW Bread with Mashed potatoes. I made it as a Masala Bread, you can skip it and make it as a Potato Bread. 


  • Potato – 2 (Medium, Boiled, peeled and mashed)
  • Whole Wheat Flour – 3 -4 Cups ( I needed around 3.5 Cups of Wheat Flour as this would depend upon on the Potato and its moisture)
  • Dried Herbs - 1 Teaspoon (Optional)
  • Garlic - 6 Pods (Peeled and Finely Chopped)
  • Chilli Flakes - A Generous Pinch (Optional )
  • Luke Warm Water - 1 Cup
  • Dry Yeast - 1.5 Teaspoon (1 Teaspoon Instant yeast, 1.5 teaspoon Active Dry or 3 teaspoon Fresh Yeast)
  • Sugar- 1 tablespoon
  • Salt - 1 Teaspoon (Adjust to taste)
  • Oil - 1 Tablespoon (I used Olive Oil)

  •  In a mixing bowl, place the luke warm water and add the sugar and stir it well.
  •  To this add the Dry yeast and cover with a plate and leave it aside till it is frothy.
  • In another mixing bowl, place the Wheat Flour and Salt and add Butter or Oil and mix it well.
  • To this add Mashed potatoes, Dried Herbs, Garlic, salt, Chilli Flakes and Mix well.
  • To this add the Yeast water and knead for 8-10 minutes or till you get a smooth pliable dough.
  • I felt the dough needed more Flour as the moisture was more so I added Flour Tablespoon by tablespoon till I got a smooth Pliable Dough.
  • Now place this dough in a oiled bowl and cover it with a damp cloth and allow it to rise. This may take 1 Hour.
  • Once the Dough has doubled, bring the dough to the top of the kitchen counter and punch it down and knead for couple of minutes.
  • Then shape it into a loaf and place it in a greased Loaf tin. Cover it lightly with a damp cloth and allow it to rise for 30-45 minutes.
  • After 30-45 minutes, Bake it in a Pre heated Oven for 30 minutes at 180C and Broil for 5 minutes.



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