Monday, November 26, 2007

Tender Potatoe Bread!

This month's challenge for the Daring Bakers was a beautiful Potato Bread for which you need:




Making the Dough (Directions will be for making by hand):

Put the potatoes and 4 cups water in a sauce pan and bring to boil. Add 1 teaspoon salt and cook, half covered, until the potatoes are very tender.

Drain the potatoes, SAVE THE POTATO WATER, and mash the potatoes well. Tanna Note: I have a food mill I will run my potatoes through to mash them.

Measure out 3 cups(750ml) of the reserved potato water. Add extra water if needed to make 3 cups. Place the water and mashed potatoes in the bowl you plan to mix the bread dough in. Let cool to lukewarm (70-80°F/21 - 29°C) – stir well before testing the temperature – it should feel barely warm to your hand. You should be able to submerge you hand in the mix and not be uncomfortable.

Add yeast to 2 cups all-purpose flour and whisk. Add yeast and flour to the cooled mashed potatoes & water and mix well. Allow to rest/sit 5 minutes.

Note about Adding Yeast: If using Active Dry Yeast or Fresh yeast, mix & stir yeast into cooled water and mashed potatoes & water and let stand 5 minutes. Then add 2 cups of flour to the yeast mix and allow to rest several minutes. If using Instant Dry Yeast, add yeast to 2 cups all-purpose flour and whisk. Add yeast and flour to the cooled mashed potatoes & water and mix well. Allow to rest/sit 5 minutes.

Sprinkle in the remaining 1 tablespoon salt and the softened butter; mix well. Add the 1 cup whole wheat flour, stir briefly.

Add 2 cups of the unbleached all-purpose flour and stir until all the flour has been incorporated.
Tanna Note: At this point you have used 4 cups of the possible 8 ½ cups suggested by the recipe.

Turn the dough out onto a generously floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes, incorporating flour as needed to prevent sticking. The dough will be very sticky to begin with, but as it takes up more flour from the kneading surface, it will become easier to handle; use a dough scraper to keep your surface clean. The kneaded dough will still be very soft. Place the dough in a large clean bowl or your rising container of choice, cover with plastic wrap or lid, and let rise about 2 hours or until doubled in volume.

Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface and knead gently several minutes. It will be moist and a little sticky.

Forming the Bread:
Since I made rolls, I divided the dough into 16 parts, and then I put cubes of cream cheese (or feta cheese) inside the rolls and wrap the cheese with the dough.
I let the rolls rest for another 35 minutes.
Finally I brushed the tops with butter and I sprinkled some sesame seeds on top of each roll.

Baking the bread:
I preheated the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and then I put the rolls in for 10 minutes after which I lowered the heat to 375 degrees for another 20 minutes.

AND VOILA! you have amazing rolls filled with cheese!!
I am so glad I joined the daring bakers and now that I've finished my first challenge I must go and enjoy my reward.. AWESOME BREAD yay!!!

30 comments:

Nazca said...

lol love the little diagram, very artistic. :-)

I didn't fill mine with cheese, but I did manage to finish wallpapering my front room ;-)

Bev and Ollie "O" said...

aww I love you sketch at the top!
Potato bread looks great, yummy! x

DawnsRecipes said...

Your ingredients list is too cute! The rolls look tasty too!

breadchick said...

Love the little sketch and wonderful job on your first challenge! Welcome aboard the Daring Bakers.

Julius said...

I love that sketch you made. =)

Your rolls must be just delish with all that cheese inside!

:)

Julius from Occasional Baker

Megan said...

Love your cheese idea and your sketch

linda said...

Love your drawing, very cute! Love the idea of filling the bread with feta...yum!

Peabody said...

The drawing is adorable!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Gosh wish I had the ability to draw like that. Super fun and your rolls are lovely. I so happy you enjoyed the challenge! Great to have you baking with us.

Madeleine said...

Me encantó la forma en que pusiste los ingredientes!!!

Gracias por pasar por mi blog!

Muy bonitos tus panes!!!! Excelente trabajo!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Love the drawing! Congrats on your first DB challenge!

Mandy said...

congrats on completing your first challenge. I love your sketch in the beginning of the post. I can't draw to save my life!!

Ivonne said...

I just adore your illustrations! You did an amazing job!

joey said...

That is such an adorable drawing of the steps and ingredients :) And those rolls look delicious! Congratulations on your first challenge!

(I love those little knitted ghouls below!)

Joshua said...

ZOMG, I LOVE BREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And the recipe sketch is DARLING!!!

^_^

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your rolls look wonderful! Great job!

Cheers,

Rosa

Inne said...

Congrats on finishing your first challenge, Miss Ifi. Your rolls look amazing, and the sketch is beautiful!

April said...

Your rolls look great! I love the sketch at the top.

Meeta said...

Simply lovely. I loved the ingredients sketch you did. COOL! The cheese filling sounds lovely!

slush said...

Awesome bread indeed, it looks perfect. And the diagram is so very cool. Great joB!

~Amber~ said...

What a cute illustration on top! You rolls look wonderful.

Tartelette said...

Love the drawing, very creative! Bravo on one beautifully executed challenge! The bread turned out great!

Deborah said...

Your bread looks wonderful! Great job !

Christina said...

Cute sketch!

Great job on your first challenge and your rolls came out very lovely.

Christina ~ She Runs, She Eats

Julie said...

Mmmm, cheese-filled bread! A reward, for sure! I like your ingredients diagram, too--cute!

sher said...

Fabulous post! It was so entertaining. and the bread looks fab!

eatme_delicious said...

Very cute drawing at the top! Cheese filled rolls sound amazing.

Aoife said...

Adorable illustrations! I like the idea of cream cheese in the middle.

BC said...

The drawings are a great idea.

It was a great recipe to work with and learn from.

Dolores said...

Ooohh... rolls with a cheesy surprise inside! And I love your illustration of the process. I wish I had THAT kind of talent.

Congratulations on your first challenge, and welcome!