Homemade bread is the best and it’s hard to beat a quick and easy Irish soda bread but this potato bread is a definite winner! This potato bread is just as easy to make as a soda bread, in fact it’s pretty much the same recipe with the addition of potatoes and the potatoes help keep this bread so nice and moist and tender giving it a heavenly texture! Serve this bread while still warm with meting butter on top along side a stew or a soup! Leftover are great when fried in butter or bacon grease until golden brown and crispy! Yum!
Irish Potato Bread
A quick and easy Irish style potato bread that is super moist and tender!
- 2 cups potatoes, peeled, shredded and squeezed of excess liquid
- 2 cups mashed potatoes
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 2/3 cup milk
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Mix the potatoes, butter and milk and mix into the mixture of the flour, baking soda and salt.
- Knead lightly on a floured surface for 5 minutes, form into the desired shape and place on a greased baking pan or cast iron skillet.
- Bake in a preheated 400F/200C oven until golden brown, about 30-40 minutes.
- Let cool for 20 minutes before slicing and enjoying!
Recipe sounds interesting…Just made and herb Irish soda bread that was good. But just so Im sure, its 2 cups raw shredded potatoes plus 2 cups cooked mashed???
CAROL B says
This looks great. Just need to clarify the tater situation. That’s 2 cups shredded AND 2 cups mashed correct? I can’t wait to try this as soon as I’m sure. Thanks Kevin. Love your recipes.
Yes, that is 2 cups of each for 4 cups of potatoes in total. Enjoy!
Regarding the “mashed potatoes” in ingredient list: are thesecpotatoes that have been mashed with butter & milk? Or just the potatoes?
You can use either. I usually just mash some potatoes for this recipes but using leftovers from last nights dinner (with butter and milk) also works! Enjoy!
Elizabeth Nelson says
Question: What type of potato did you use for this bread? Russet, Yukon Gold type, etc? I certainly want to replicate the handsome, delicious loaf pictured in this post!
I usually use Yukon gold potatoes but russet also work.
Hi Kevin! I’m looking forward to fixing this Irish Potato Bread; thanks for sharing!! I was wondering if using leftover Irish Colcannon Potatoes for the mashed potatoes would work?
THat would be good! Enjoy!
I followed the recipe to a T but had to increase the baking time and even then it was heavy and doughy. I wonder if one should wring the shredded potatoes dry in a tea towel first?
If the shredded potato is really moist, yes, squeeze the excess liquid and pat them dry with paper towels.
I don`t add yeast at all, right?
Looking forward to this recipe, the first proper potato soda bread thatI have found. I live on the road so, bread is a staple to my larder 🙂
Tamara Delany says
So…the shredded potatoes are raw and the mashed potatoes are cooked. Yes? Have I read this correctly?
That is correct! Enjoy!