One steamer (assuming you're steaming your potatoes)
Two large loaf tins
Two large mixing bowls
Mixing spoons, and/or mixer with dough hook.
One roasting tin.
500g peeled potatoes
75ml olive oil
50g fresh yeast
300ml water, at blood temperature
1000g plain flour
10ml salt (or 2 tsp)
Peel and slice the potatoes, and steam for 25 minutes.
Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl
Add the yeast to half the water, and mix
In another large bowl, mash the potatoes finely with the olive oil, and allow to cool.
Now add about half the flour to the mash, and mix.
Once combined, slowly add the water-yeast mixture, and the remainder of the flour, mixing all the while. When you run out of the water-yeast mix, start using the plain water. I find that not all of the water is actually necessary.
Knead the dough until smooth.
Covered, about to rise
Cover, and allow to rise for 60 minutes. Do keep an eye on it, as this dough can be a little enthusiastic.
Now knock down to get the large bubbles out of the mix, and divide into two pieces. Put one piece into each tin, and allow to rise again for 20 minutes.
While this is happening, turn the oven on to 230C, and allow to heat up fully.
Half fill the roasting tin with water and put in the bottom of the oven. This causes a very steamy oven.
In loaf tins
When the loaves have finished rising, take a mug of water, and brush some of the water onto them with your fingers. The dough should glisten.
Now bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
On cooling rack
Sliced to show the crumb
When done, remove the loaves from the oven and turn out onto a rack to cool.