Potato and Saffron Bread

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Appears in
The Ultimate Bread Machine Cookbook

By Jennie Shapter

Published 2010

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A dough that includes potato produces a moist loaf with a springy texture and good keeping qualities. Saffron adds an aromatic flavour and rich golden colour to this bread.


  • 1 large potato, about 225 g/8 oz, peeled
  • 5


  1. Place the potato in a pan of boiling water, reduce the heat and simmer until tender. Drain the potato, reserving 200ml/7fl oz/⅞ cup of the cooking water. Add the saffron to the hot water; leave to stand for 30 minutes. Mash the potato (without adding butter or milk) and leave to cool.

  2. Add the saffron water to the bread pan. Add the mashed potato and t