German Potato Bread

If you’ve already watched some of my videos you know that German bakeries offer more than 3,200 registered bread varieties. In this video I will show you how to make a wonderful moist German potato bread. This bread tastes great and will keep fresh & soft for a whole week without any artificial ingredients.

German Potato Bread

Angela Schofield
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Rest 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine German
Servings 1 large bread


  • 8 cups bread flour plus
  • 1 tbsp. instant yeast
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pound starchy potatoes
  • 1 tbsp. German bread spice optional


  • Add flour, yeast, German bread spice (optional) and sugar to a bowl and blend briefly.
  • Add warm water and knead for about 10 min.
  • Cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rise for about 20 min.
  • In the meantime, cook the potatoes.
  • Rice the potatoes and add them with salt and the eggs to the dough.
  • Knead the dough for about 10 min.
  • Depending on the potatoes add gradually up to 4 more cups flour. The dough should still be soft.
  • Cover and let rise for about 1 hour.
  • In the meantime, preheat the oven to 400 F and place a large heatproof bowl or pan with water in the oven.
  • Add the dough to a floured working area.
  • The dough will be pretty sticky. Flour well and tuck ends of the dough under to round it.
  • Sprinkle the bread lightly and slash with a sharp knife.
  • Bake at 400 F in a preheated oven for 40 to 60 min.