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Kartoffelbrot/German Potato Bread

Priya Suresh
120 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Kartoffelbrot/German Potato Bread RECIPE

Kartoffelbrot is German potato bread which is very easy to prepare at home with cooked and mashed potatoes. Germans are the biggest consumers of bread as much as like French.

Recipe Tags

  • German
  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Baking
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Vegan

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1no Cooked potato (medium sized & peeled)
  2. 1+1/4cups All purpose flour
  3. 1/2tsp Instant yeast
  4. 1/2tsp salt
  5. 2-3tbsp water
  6. 1tsp oil


  1. Mash the cooked potato completely. Now add the flour, yeast and salt to this and start kneading to make a soft dough, add water and oil slowly and knead the dough.
  2. Knead well for 5-8 minutes to get a smooth dough. Let the dough rest in a greased bowl for an hour or unitl it doubles. Once it doubles, transfer the dough into a flour dusted surface.
  3. Punch it down and shape it as a ball. Do not handle the dough hard, just loosely roll it into a ball. Grease a baking round pan with oil, place the dough and let it sit for another 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 F, using a scissor just make small cuts on top of the bread. Do avoid deep cuts, bake the bread for 30 minutes or until the top is well browned.
  5. Remove the bread from the oven and transfer to a wire rack, let it cool completely. Slice and serve with butter.

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