Potato Bread (1)

1 med. potato, boiled in 2 1/2 c. water
2 pkg. yeast
2 T. shortening
2 T. sugar
2 tsp. salt
5 1/2 to 6 c. flour

Cook potato until tender. Set aside 1/2 cup of the water for yeast. Mash potato in other 2 cups of water. Combine shortening, sugar and salt, and beat in 2 cups flour. Let rise until double in bulk, about 45 minutes. Stir down. Add rest of flour and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place dough in greased bowl; cover, and let rise until double in size. Divide into 2 loaves. Put in greased pans and let rise again. Bake at 350° about 45 minutes.

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