Potato Pan Dulce Braid


  • ¼ ounce packet rapid rise yeast
  • ⅓ cup warm water at 110° F
  • 1 cup warm milk at 110° F
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup mashed potatoes, cold
  • 5 ½ cups unbleached flour
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon powdered cinnamon
  • candy sprinkles in various bright colors
  • candy sprinkles in various pastel colors


  1. Pour yeast, warm water, and warm milk into a mixing bowl. Let mixture stand for 10 minutes without interruption.
  2. Mix on lowest setting until combined.
  3. Add sugar, eggs, butter, and mashed potatoes. Mix to combine.
  4. Switch mixing attachment to a bread hook.
  5. Add flour, one cup at a time, and mix on low speed.
  6. The mixture will be slightly sticky. Add additional flour until you can manage the dough with minimum stick.
  7. In a well-greased bowl add dough and allow to rise in a place with low ventilation. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the oven over night.
  8. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  9. Divide dough into 3 sections and roll each section into a long, thick rope. On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, braid the three sections of dough.
  10. Tuck the ends under braid to seal.
  11. Brush dough with melted butter.
  12. Combine sugar and cinnamon, then sprinkle one strand with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  13. Decorate the next strand with different sprinkles, and so forth.
  14. Bake bread for 25 minutes.
  15. Allow to cool for 20 minutes, slice and serve.
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Yield: 4-6 Servings

Nicole Presley
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