looking for bread recipe


10 Years
May 5, 2009
Adair Co.Ky
years ago a good friend gave me the starter for a "sourdough" bread..as she called it..I lost the starter in a move along with the recipe to make the bread....I do know that you fed it with flour, instant potatoe flakes and small amount of sugar..anyone have this recipe?
Here you go! My mom made this bread for years and now I'm making it again and selling it at the local farmers' market.

Potato Flake Sourdough Starter and Bread Recipe
Source: Homecooking.about.com

Starter (first time):
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup sugar
1 package (2-1/4 teaspoons) dry yeast
3 level Tablespoons instant potato flakes
Starter Feeder (subsequent times):
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons potato flakes
To Make Bread:
6 cups bread flour
1 Tablespoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
1-1/4 cups warm water
1 cup starter (See notes below)
First Time Starter Directions:
Mix water, sugar, yeast3, and potato4 flakes. Let ferment on counter for two days. Then feed with starter feeder (below). If you get starter from someone else, you can omit this step.

Starter Feeder:
Combine water, sugar, and potato flakes. Add to starter. Let stand on countertop eight hours. Refrigerate 3 to 5 days, then make bread.

After using 1 cup of the starter for dough, pour one cup back into container and refrigerate. Discard any other starter. Store starter in refrigerator.

When you are ready to make more bread or every 3 to 5 days add starter feeder mix again. Stir well and leave on the counter overnight or all day (about 12 hours).

To Make Bread:
Add flour, salt, sugar, oil, and water to starter. Mix well. Knead on a floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Put dough into a greased bowl. Cover with a wet dish towel and let it rise in a warm place overnight or all day (about 12 hours).

Punch down. Knead on a floured surface to get any air bubbles out.

Spray 3 loaf pans with cooking spray and divide dough approximately equal into the 3 pans (shaping into loaf form). Let rise 6 to 8 hours, covered loosely.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 to 30 minutes.

Carla's Notes:
I let my mixer do the kneading. Using the dough hooks I "knead" for 4 minutes. Then I knead only lightly after the dough has risen and been punched down. I heat a cup of water in my microwave, then with the microwave off, I put the dough in there with the steamy water. Works especially well in the winter when it might be hard to find a warm place for the dough to rise.

One more note: I roll dough to about 1/2 inch. Spread powdered sugar and cinnamon on it, add nuts or raisins and roll it up jelly roll fashion. Bake in a regular loaf pan or cut in wheels to make cinnamon rolls. Hope this helps. I think it's a can't-fail recipe!

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