Irish Potato Bread – A New Twist on Soda Bread

2 med or lg russet potatoes

1 egg

1 egg white

1/3 cup canola oil

¾ cup milk

2 tbsp green onion, minced

½ tsp caraway seeds

3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, + extra for dusting/kneading

1 ½ tbsp baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 375 F.

Peel potatoes. Slice one potato and boil in saucepan 15 minutes, or until tender. Remove potato from saucepan into large bowl. Mash potato then set aside.

Grate second potato onto cloth. Wring potato in cloth to remove excess water. Add grated potato to mashed potato in large bowl. Add egg, egg white, oil, milk, onion, caraway seeds, 3 1/4 cups flour, baking powder and salt. Stir with wooden spoon until mixture is soft and sticky.

Turn dough onto floured surface. Adding flour as needed, knead dough to form 8-inch round shape with slight dome. Place dough onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cut large “X” on top of dough about 1/2 inch deep.

Bake 55 minutes until golden brown. Cool on wire rack 1 hour before serving.

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Irish Potato Bread – A New Twist on Soda Bread

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