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Loaded Baked Potato Bread

What's the best part of a baked potato? Is it the bacon, cheddar cheese, sour cream, buttery goodness or the potato? How about all of the above? Mine would be the bacon and cheddar cheese.
I love store bought potato bread. It has a hint of potato but I could never find any variety of flavors of potato bread.

I've made loaded bacon bread and it is so good but I was raking my brain in what would make it better, potatoes.

So I just had to add in potatoes, sour cream and butter.
What you need:
2 Nonstick Loaf Pans
Large Bowl
Aluminum Foil 
Cheese Grater
Wired Rack

Yield: 2 Loaves
Time:~4 to 5 hours

Recipe
1 1/2 cups of Mashed Potato, it took me 2 to 3 small potatoes
3 cups of Unbleached Bread Flour
4 cups of Unbleached All Purpose Flour plus some for dusting and coating pan
2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups of Warm Water
1 tablespoon+1 teaspoon of Dry Active Yeast
8 ounce block of Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, about 3 cups of grated cheese
12 slices of Thick Cut Bacon
1/2 cup of Unsalted Butter, melted
1 tablespoon of Sea Salt or to taste, divided
1 tablespoon of Honey or Sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons of Black Pepper or to taste, divided
1 1/2 cups of Sour Cream, divided
1 to 2 teaspoons of Unsweetened Almondmilk or regular milk
Chives (optional)

*First, boil or bake potatoes for 30 to 45 minutes, or until soft in the middle. If baking the potatoes coat with a little of butter and leave the skin on, if boiling peel the potatoes. 



*Stick a fork or knife to check for doneness. If it goes through easy they are done, let the potatoes cool for maybe 10 to 15 minutes. Mash the potatoes until completely smoothed.  Mix in a 1 cup of sour cream, 1 teaspoon of milk, 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper.  I made my the night before and let sit in the refrigerator. 


*Cut bacon into 1 inch pieces then fry it. It maybe take up to 15 minutes for all the bacon to cook.  Once its fully cooked with a slotted spoon, scoop out bacon and place on a paper towel to completely cool.

*Place block of cheddar cheese into freezer and let it sit in there for at least 30 minutes. This will help it not crumble or melt with the heat of your hands while you grate it.

*Mix together yeast, honey, and 2 cups of warm water. Let it bloom for about 10 to 15 minutes. 


*While the yeast is blooming, combine all purpose flour, bread flour, 2 teaspoons of black pepper, 2 teaspoons of sea salt. Set aside.

*Once the yeast has fully bloom pour into flour and add 1/2 cup sour cream then mix well. It will still be really tacky, that is okay. If it's too dry add maybe a 1/4 cup of water at a time.  Let it sit for 20 minutes.

*Fold in cheddar cheese and bacon with a spoon knead dough for 5 minutes then add 1/2 cup of melted butter. Mix it well. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, I covered mine with an unused shower cap. Let it proof for 2 hours or until double in size. 

*Punch down dough. Coat loaf pans with butter and flour. Cut dough in half and place into loaf pans. Let it proof in pans for 30 minutes. 

*Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover the bread with the rest of the cheese, bacon and a little of black pepper. Bake for 15 minutes then lower the temperature to 350 degrees loosely cover it with foil then back for 35 minutes. Rotate the loaves then back for another 10 to 15 minutes.

*Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes on a wired rack then tip over on the same wired rack and let it cool completely.
Enjoy it by itself or use for a sandwich or dip it in some tomato soup.

Comments

  1. Potato bread is something new to me..sounds interesting.. definitely will give a try

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    1. I think potato bread is relatively new to the market. I just discovered it last year and haven't gone back.

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  2. This is making me want to go and try this!....Monday project

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    1. It is totally worth making. It is sooooo good.

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  3. This looks like a great recipe to use with leftover mashed potatoes! And you can't go wrong with adding sour cream and cheese! ;-)

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    1. Totally agree with you. Cheese always makes anything better.

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  4. This looks so delicious, and that bacon so yummy. I would love to make this it seems like you can have it as a breakfast or fun dinner option. Thanks for sharing 😀

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    1. Defiantly perfect for breakfast. It has all the elements of what a lot of people eat for breakfast just all in one.

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  5. This Potato Bread looks sooo yummy. Anything with cheese & bacon is sure to taste amazing!!
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    1. I agree with you. Anything with bacon and cheese has my name on it.

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  6. This potato bread looks sooo yummy! Anything with cheese and bacon is sure to be amazing!
    http://fromunderapalmtree.com/

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  7. I love potato bread too. Once my hubby tried it, he got hooked lol. But making your own is SO much better I think. Definitely a keeper 💕

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  8. Ooh, what a yummy idea! I love bread, so I'll have to try this soon!!

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    1. I love bread as well. Its my middle name.

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  9. This is great! I've never had potato bread before and this looks amazing!

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    1. It is quite amazing if I do say myself.

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  10. I have to make this, this weekend - my hubby will love it.

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  11. This sounds yummy! I will be bookmarking this for future reference. I am a beginner, but when I get better, I want to try to make this!

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  12. Baked potatoes are my weakness! This recipe looks delicious.

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  13. Yum! I love the ingredients.

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  14. This LOOKS AMAZING! I can't wait to try it.

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