Rustic Potato Loaves

Bread with a mashed potato inside, anyone? This week our Tuesdays with Dorie baking group is making a potato bread using a recipe contributed by Leslie Mackie.

Grain shortages and slowing down economy back in the day are to blame for the birth of the Potato Bread. Later on bakers discovered that potatoes and yeast are good friends indeed and when they play nicely together they create a nutty yet light bread with a deep dark crust.

This is one amazing tasting bread! The recipe yields two loaves. I made one plain that we toasted and enjoyed with Seville orange marmalade for breakfast.


Delicious Seville Orange Marmalade or do you prefer a confiture?


The second loaf was a savory one that we enjoyed for dinner. I rolled the dough into a rectangle and I spread it with ½ cup parsley, 1 egg, 1 tsp fennel seeds, 200 gr ricotta, and 100 gr feta cheese. Then starting at the long side of the rectangle, I rolled it up and pinched the seam to seal.


If you would like to mash some potatoes and add them to your bread dough, please visit Dawn at Simply Sweet, who is the host for this week’s recipe.


19 thoughts on “Rustic Potato Loaves

  1. Yummy!!!! Your breads look fantastic, I love your two versions, they are very different but extremely gorgeous!! Well done!!!

  2. Liz says:

    Wow! I love your savory adaptation!!! Truly wonderful!!!

  3. Cher says:

    Potatoes and yeast are friends indeed. Love your versions and the marmalade looks super tasty!

  4. Wow – I would have never thought to put eggs & cheese inside the bread but that looks and sounds totally delicious! You always have the best ideas!

  5. smarkies says:

    that savory twist looks great. Well done on the lovely bread!

  6. Dawn says:

    Your cheesy bread looks amazing! Great job!

  7. SandraM says:

    Nice! I love the idea of your savoury bread. Looks sooooo good! I absolutely love this recipe.

  8. Elaine says:

    Both your loaves look lovely and I like how you had some fun with the second loaf. Great job!

  9. Your bread looks perfect, and the photo of the marmelade is just gorgeous! Love weck jars!

  10. Two wonderful loaves of rustic potato bread – both the plain as well as the savory version sound and look delicious. This was indeed a fabulous recipe!

  11. Simply fabulous, especially the savory one! I made it a few times years ago, and it´s such a great recipe. Time to make it again soon, and will roll it up!

  12. Love the savory filling. Wish we could try a piece.

  13. Teresa says:

    Beautiful job! The savoury version sounds especially good.

  14. teaandscones says:

    What a delicious variation. I would never have thought of rolling with a filling. Looks wonderful

  15. Cathleen says:

    Your savory version looks fabulous!

  16. tammy says:

    Holy spanikopita roll! I’m totally stealing this idea the next time I make potato bread. Feels very Greek-inspired. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Ckay says:

    What a great idea to make a “stuffed” bread. It looks delicious. I love how your loaves turned out. Did you made that wonderful marmelade by yourself. It must be so yummy.
    I didn’t want to use all-purpose flour only and added whole wheat and ground flax seeds, together with walnuts and pecan, or sunflowerd…even made a “sourdough” version.
    My favourite homemade bread so far.
    PS. I have to try the “stuffed” version… 🙂

  18. Wow, the cheesy bread looks beautiful and delicious !

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