Potato Bread (4)

1 pkg. yeast
1 c. mashed potatoes
5 T. sugar
1 T. salt
1/2 c. warm water
1 pt. potato water
4 T. melted shortening
12 c. flour (about)

Dissolve yeast in warm water and 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Add potato water, mashed potatoes and 1 tablespoon sugar. Add 3 cups flour to make a sponge. Let stand in a warm place for 1 hour. Then add 4 tablespoons sugar, the melted shortening, salt and flour. Knead until smooth; let rise, knead down and let rise again. Shape into 4 loaves. Let rise and bake at 350° for 1 hour.

Irene Clemenson