Tuesday, April 2, 2013

BWJ - Rustic Potato Loaf


For Baking with Julia this week, our recipe was Rustic Potato Loaves.  Our host for this week is Dawn of Simply Sweet.  This bread involves the unusual technique of incorporating mashed potato into the dough.

Initially, I thought that the dough was never going to come together, but thanks to the patience of my stand mixer, it eventually did.


My loaf never rose particularly high - in fact, it seemed to deflate in the oven, despite the steam I created.  However, it tasted really good - I am not a huge bread fan, so this is high praise.  The taste was slightly nutty, perhaps because the potato skins are combined into the mix.

To see what the other Julia cooks thought, visit the LYL section of the Baking with Julia website. 

21 comments:

Cher Rockwell said...

This one did take a while to come together didn't it? Beautiful bread :-)

Liz Berg said...

Yeah, not much rise, but really tasty! And it did give the mixer a good run for the money::)

Marcellina said...

Your potato bread looks good! I have made this bread before but it wasn't as successful as yours. Well done!

Jill said...

Looks like it turned out great! I was ready to add more liquid, but I let it go and the dough really came together. This was an interesting one!

Johanna GGG said...

I love making nigella's potato bread - potato does seem to make the bread soft and lovely - love the rustic appearance of this loaf and it seems to have a lovely crumb3639

yummychunklet said...

Great looking loaf!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I've made potato bread a few times and it always turns out so nice. One time, I just used the water that the potatoes were boiled in.

Guru Uru said...

Mmmm potatoes... and bread... together.. yum :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Cindy said...

Oh I wanted to make this--I even nominated it. But I didn't realize the first Monday was today. I'll make it soon.

Mel said...

Your bread look beautiful!!!
I love this recipe, easy and very tasty, definitely my favorite!!!

Kari said...

Interesting! Is this similar to the potato breads made in Ireland I wonder? Irrespective, it looks great and I like the concept.

smarkies said...

I was doubtful too but this turned out ok in the end!

Cathy B. said...

This was such a great loaf. We'll be making it again at our house.

Dawn said...

Fantastic!!

Have Apron....Will Bake said...

It did take a while to come together, huh. Your loaf looks great. This was a good recipe. My first batch didn't seem to get that big either, but when I made it again, the loaves rose more. (not sure what was different)

TeaLady said...

I had the same feeling, but eventually....

I had a nice crusty loaf with a nice soft loaf. I need some dipping oil now.

Loaf looks perfectly rustic!

Elaine said...

I didn't think mine was going to come together either, but it finally did. Your loaf looks pretty.

Karen Kerr said...

Your bread looks great. I did have one of my loaves develop some odd dents, but the other one didn't. Kind of crazy all of the way around, but delicious.

gfcelebration said...

Like yours, our bread also didn't rise as much as we would have liked. Tasted great, though. Definitely, a recipe to make again in the future.

Teresa said...

We really liked this one, too. It made me happy that it didn't tax the stand mixer too much, either.

Yours looks like it has a nice texture, even if it did deflate in the oven.

Sweet and That's it said...

Your bread looks beautifully rustic. I did not leave the peel on, but I do love potatoes' skin (maybe not in braed).
It's my favourite bread so far! I've made it in 4 different variations:
with whole wheat and flax seeds,
whole wheat and and flax seeds and walnut/pecan,
whole wheat and flax seeds and sunflowers
and even made one with sourdough instead of yeast: definitely the best bread I've made so far.