BLESS THIS MESS
In a medium sauce pan add the water and the potato and bring them to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15 or so minutes or until the potatoes are very tender.
Drain the potatoes but RESERVE 1 cup of the cooking water. Place the potatoes in a small mixing bowl and mash well. In a small bowl add the cooking water, butter, and salt and stir to combine. Let the mixture cool until it is about 120 degrees.
In the bowl of your stand mixer add 2 cups of the flour and the yeast. Add the water mixture to the bowl and stir until well combined. Add the eggs and mix until well incorporated.
Mix this wet dough on medium to medium high speed for 3 minutes. Add the mashed potatoes and stir to combine. Add the flour, ¼ cup at a time stirring well after each addition, until a smooth dough forms.
Knead the dough by hand or with your mixer (for 5 minutes) adding any more flour you might need to form a nice dough that is moderately stiff but is still smooth and elastic.
Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a greased bowl, cover with lightly greased plastic wrap (or a beeswax wrap) and let rise until doubled, about an hour.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide the dough into 2 even pieces. Cover the dough and let rest for 10 minutes. Prepare 2 loaf pans
Shape each piece of dough into a loaf and place them seam side down into the prepared pans. Lightly sprinkle the tops with a little flour and place a clean dish towel over the top. Let rise in a warm place until almost doubled.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. and bake the loaves for 35 to 40 minutes or until the bread sounds hollow when tapped lightly. Remove, let cool and enjoy!