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Grandma Russell's Bread Recipe

Grandma Russell's Bread Recipe

I remember as a child always smelling fresh homemade bread and rolls whenever I walked into Grandma's house. The warm slices were delicious and melted in my mouth! —Janet Polito, Nampa, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 5 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • CINNAMON FILLING
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine yeast, warm water and 1 teaspoon sugar. In a saucepan, heat milk, butter, salt and remaining sugar until butter is melted. Remove from heat; stir in potatoes until smooth. Cool to lukewarm; add eggs and mix well.
  • 2. To yeast mixture, add potato mixture and 5 cups flour. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • 3. Punch down and divide in half. Shape two loaves and place in greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Roll each half into a 16x8-in. rectangle. Brush with melted butter; combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over butter. Starting at the narrow end, roll up into a loaf, sealing the edges and ends. Place in greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Bake loaves as 375° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cover with foil if they brown too quickly. Remove from pans to wire racks; serve warm.
  • 4. For cinnamon rolls: Roll each half into an 18x12-in. rectangle. Brush with melted butter; sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Starting at the narrow end, roll up and seal edges and ends. Cut each into twelve 1-1/2 in. pieces. Place in greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cover and let rise until doubled. Bake rolls at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cover with foil if they brown too quickly. Remove from pans to wire racks; serve warm. Yield: 2 loaves or 2 dozen rolls.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 208 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 387mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein

Reviews for Grandma Russell's Bread

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peanutsnona76
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2016

"One teaspoon salt per loaf is the norm-hence 2 tsps works great in this recipe. Lovely light bread. Enjoyed by all immensely."

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pburgpiano
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2015

"Delicious! The bread is so soft and tender. I used about 2 teaspoons of salt intead of the tablespoon given. Mine was not done after 20 minutes so I will bake it for about 30 minutes and maybe lower the temperature just a bit the next time."

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rivergulch
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2013

"could use this recipe for rolls also. Very good"

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minimaus
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2013

"It is so hood that I could eat the whole loave"

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carolanne1210
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2013

"For this recipe, you use actual mashed potatoes...not dried flakes. This is very good, but I agree with edl274, I cut the salt in half."

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tooter10
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2013

"When you made this did you use mashed potato flakes dry or did you use leftover mashed potatoes?"

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edl274
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2013

"Way too salty. If I made this again, I'd cut the salt down maybe to half."

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Shirley_Terral
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2013

"This is very much like Aunt Holly's Moravian Sweet Bread."

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michaeld7love
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2013

"Light and not too sweet . . Very tasty"

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cowgirl0257
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2013

"The magic is in the mash potatoes.. Great Recipe"

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msartist2001
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2008 Edited Feb. 7, 2008

"i made this today and it was so good. Thank you for sharing your recipes.

ms.artist"

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