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Potato and Saffron Bread

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“A beautiful golden yellow loaf with the subtle scent of saffron. This came from a book called "Complete Book of Breads and Bread Machines". I've rewritten the instructions a bit.”
READY IN:
2hrs 45mins
YIELD:
1 loaf
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook potato. Drain, saving 7 oz. of the cooking water. Mash the potato without any additions and set aside to cool.
  2. Put the saffron threads into the reserved hot potato water and let them steep for at least 30 minutes. If you have time, 3-4 hours is better.
  3. Place all ingredients in bread machine in order recommended by manufacturer. Set on dough cycle.
  4. After cycle concludes, remove and shape into a round loaf or desired shape. Cover with oiled plastic wrap and let rise 30-45 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 deg. F.
  5. Slash loaf down and across, in a tic-tac-toe pattern. Bake for 35- 40 minutes.
  6. Note: I used only a 1/2 tsp of saffron threads, and that was sufficient to create a beautiful loaf. I'm sure more would have been wonderful.

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