Irish Freckle Bread
|All purpose flour||5 3⁄4 Cup (92 tbs) (Unsifted)|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Dry yeast||2 Tablespoon|
|Potato water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Eggs||2 (At Room Temperature)|
|Mashed potatoes||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Seedless raisins||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
1)In a large bowl, mix 11/2 cups flour, sugar, salt and un-dissolved yeast.
2)In a saucepan, mix potato water and margarine and cook on low heat until liquid is warm. Margarine does not need to melt.
3)Add to dry ingredients slowly and beat for 2 minutes with electric mixer at medium speed. Scrap bowl occasionally.
4)Fold in eggs, potatoes and 1/2 cup flour and beat at high speed for 2 minutes. Scrap the bowl occasionally.
5)Add raisins and enough flour to make soft dough.
6)On a lightly floured board, knead dough for 5 to 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
7)Take a greased bowl and put the dough in it, turning to grease top.
8)Cover and let it rise in warm place for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until doubled in bulk. Punch down.
9)On a lightly floured board, put the dough and divide into 4 equal pieces.
10)Shape each piece into loaf about 8 1/2 inches long.
11)Take 2 greased 8 1/2x41/2x2 1/2-inch loaf pans and put 2 loaves, side by side.
12)Cover it and let it rise in warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
13)Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes or until done. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.
14)Serve it as a breakfast bread with butter or jam.