Potato Challah - One Large Loaf
This dough needs about 8 hours to rise. It has more of a sourdough taste
Dissolve 1 yeast cake or 1 package dry yeast in ½ cup lukewarm water.
Place 4 cups all-purpose flour in a large bowl and pour the yeast into a
well in the middle. Mix about 3 T of flour into the yeast mixture and
cover the bowl. Let stand about 30 minutes in a warm place. Add
1 ½ cups mashed, warm potatoes, 2 ½ tsp. salt and more water
if needed. Knead the dough in the bowl until it separates from the
bowl and feels hard. Place it in a greased bowl and cover. Put
in a warm place and let stand until double -- about 8 hours. Place
the dough on a floured board and divide in two. Form a long loaf of
one part and divide the other into 3 pieces. Roll the pieces into ropes
and braid them. Place on top of the loaf, pinching edges down to attach.
Cover and let rise about 1 hour. Brush top with water and sprinkle
with poppy seeds. Bake in preheated 350º oven for 45- 60 minutes,
until brown and sounds hollow when bottom is tapped.
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