Kartoffelbrot - German Potato Bread

For this months Tame the yeast challenge Priya Srinivasan’s shared this recipe with us. This bread was very tasty and easy to make. We all loved this bread. I also made some bread crumbs with the side pieces of the this bread and they came out crunchy when used.

1 Medium sized Potato
1.1/4 Cups of All Purpose flour
1/2 Teaspoon Instant yeast
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
3 Tablespoon Water (Water used to cook potato can be used)
1 Teaspoon Oil


Wash and peel the potato and cut into 6 cubes. Cook them until soft. Let it cool completely. Drain and keep the water aside for kneading the bread.

Mash the potato fine. Now add the flour, yeast and salt to this and start kneading to make a soft dough. While kneading add water, oil slowly and knead the dough.

Once the dough holds a ball shape, take it to the kitchen counter, Knead around 10 minutes to get a smooth, dough. Let the dough rest in a well-oiled bowl for an hour or until it doubles.

Once it doubles, transfer the dough into a well floured kneading surface. Punch it down and shape it loosely into a ball. Do not handle the dough hard, just loosely roll it into a ball.

Grease a baking pan with oil or line a parchment. place the ball of dough into it and let it sit for another 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 220 C, using a scissor just make small cuts on top of the bread. Do not make deep cuts, bake the bread for 30 minutes or until the top is well browned. 

Take it out of the oven, remove the bread to a wire rack, let it cool completely. Slice and serve.

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Labels : Breads, Blogging Marathon, Germany
sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. The bread looks perfect. After all these beautiful loaves I am tempted to try this bread.

  2. wow potato bread sounds so interesting and so perfectly made dear :)

  3. Yes this was one of those breads that really turned out great!

  4. Every one has given 5 stars to this bread..and yours is perfectly baked. Must try.

  5. Perfectly baked bread!! Well done dear..

  6. Lovely crust and crumb, looks stunning.

  7. One of the easiest breads i have baked!! Looks like it turned out very good!!