Paine cu cartofi/ Potato bread
This is from far away the best bread (for me)...but it is good! (I said that, because I like the most the whole grain bread). I always fight with my mom for the first slice of bread, when is warm and crunchy! I usually use milk and water for this bread, but you can use only water. I prefer milk because it makes it more tasty.
  • 1200 gr flour (bread flour)
  • 3 tsp dry instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 500 ml lukewarm milk (2 cups)
  • 200 ml lukewarm water (1 cup)
  1. First of all, peel the potatoes, cut them in cubes and boil them. Allow them to cool and then smash them with a fork.
  2. In a large bowl put the flour, yeast, and sugar and stir a little, then add the salt (Attention: the yeast do not touch the salt). Add in the potatoes too.
  3. Gradually pour in the milk, then pour in the water. Depends of the dryness of the flour, you might not use all the liquids!
  4. Knead the dough until all ingredients are well incorporated, the dough must be enough flexible, but not sticky. Cover the bowl with a towel and let it raise, in warm place, for about 1 hr.
  5. Prepare 2 bread trays with a little bit of oil or parchment paper, divide the dough in 2 and form the bread (on a flouring surface). Now it is time to make incisions with a knife on the surface of the bread.
  6. Let it raise for at least 40 min, until the bread is a little bit higher than the edges of the tray.
  7. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees C (360 F) and bake it until is nice and gold. Test it with a tester and it is ready when this comes out clean.
  8. Enjoy!
Recipe by gabriela cuisine at