Makes 2 loaves.
Preheat oven to 450° F.
In a mixing bowl, mix mashed potatoes,
yeast, and 1/2 cup lukewarm potato water.
Cover bowl with plastic
wrap and let rise 30 minutes.
In a separate bowl, whip butter, sugar, and cream.
3) Now, add to
the mashed potato mixture, the milk and the remaining potato water,
pour in the creamed butter and sugar, flour, and eggs.
4) Mix batter
well and let rise 2 hours.
Add the raisins, cloves, and cinnamon to the dough.
5) Remove from
bowl to a floured board and lightly knead.
6) Return to a greased bowl
and allow rising until double in size.
7) Return to floured board, chop with a knife, and lightly knead.
Divide the dough into 2 parts.
9) Shape into loaves and place in
greased loaf pan. Cover, set aside, and allow to double.
10) Place in
oven and bake 5 minutes or loaves have begun to brown.
11) Reduce heat
to 350° F and finish baking 40 to 45 minutes.