I’m not Irish but I like the green decorations spread throughout the stores and malls. I love the clover light my neighbors are having in front of the house. I wonder which one of them is Irish.
My favorite color is green, so it’s no surprise I like St. Patrick. I’m not a big fan of the Bailey’s, manly probably since I don’t remember when I last had a sip of alcohol. It might have been almost a year ago when we went to Myrtle Beach. I can’t wait to go again. We’re hoping for late April or early May. Maybe this time we can visit Savannah again. There’s something magical about Savannah.
Are you planning on celebrating St. Patrick? What’s your favorite Irish dish?
I still don’t know what I’m going to cook. Maybe I’ll make another potato bread, or a soda Irish bread, or maybe this Irish Barmbrack. We’ll see.
I’ve made several potato breads so far. Even used sweet potatoes.
This time I wanted a whole wheat potato bread. Potatoes keep the bread soft and moist longer. Whole wheat bread is usually heavy and dense.
Most of the recipes I used before were calling for just about 1 cup of mashed potatoes. I was afraid if I stick with one cup mashed potatoes and use only whole wheat flour, my bread will be heavy and far from being the soft and moist potato bread I wanted.
So I added more mashed potatoes. Little over a pound to be exact.
I was so pleased with the results. This is so far my favorite potato bread recipe.
Although this bread is 100% whole wheat, is so light and soft you can’t tell I didn’t use any enhancer like eggs, milk, butter or bread flour.
The pound of potatoes did the trick
Enjoy it with your dinner, slice it and spread some butter on top. You’ll have a hard time saying no to another slice.
Sending love your way,
Linking this recipe to
Heather’s Bake your own bread round-up
Susan’s Yeastspotting round-up