Monday, November 26, 2007

[Daring bakers] Tender potato bread

I'm so happy to post today! I'm now a "Daring bakers" member, I'm so proud!
Today all the Daring Bakers members are posting the same recipe, we all prepared, baked in secret. So today on the menu we have: Tender Potato Bread! Let's celebrate because: it's my first home-made bread ever and it looks like a bread from the bakery (I'm even more proud: I did not use any help: human or machine).

Here my Bread (and Oh my God it's soooooooo yummmy!):

The recipe (is from Tana):
4 medium to large floury (baking) potatoes (peeled and cut into chunks)
4 cups water (keep the potato's cooking water) (950ml)
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons active dry yeast (16g )
6 ½ cups to 8 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour (1kg)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened (25g)
1 cup whole wheat flour (150g)

1-Mix & stir yeast into cooled water and mashed potatoes & water and let stand 5 minutes.
Then mix in 2 cups of all-purpose flour and mix. Allow to rest several minutes.

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

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

4-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.

5-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.

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

You can shape your bread into a large loaf, rolls or focaccia!

Oven: preheat to 450°F/230°C
Bake rolls until golden, about 30 minutes.
Bake the small loaf for about 40 minutes.
Bake the large loaf for about 50 minutes.

Note: For the French version it's here.


Papilles et Pupilles said...

Il est très beau !

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your bread looks great! Well done!



Babeth said...

Merci Anne :-)

breadchick said...

Great job on your first Daring Baker Challenge!! Welcome aboard, I'm looking forward to baking with you over the coming challenges.

Foodie Froggy said...

Bravo, bravo, toi aussi c'était ton premier pain ? Bienvenue au club des débutantes, lol !!

Shawnda said...

Very pretty bread! Congrats on a successful challenge!

Bev and Ollie "O" said...

it really does look so good! yum!

Babeth said...

Thank you all for your nice messages!
Et oui miss foodie froggy c est mon premier pain :-)

Mathieu said...

That looks very nice and tasty!

Quite a change from the baguette! Can you hear the French bakeries trembling in fear from the invasion of the potato bread from the Blogueuse? ;-)

Peabody said...

Excellent job on your first challenge.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

And Babeth we are so happy to have you in our Daring Bakers group! I'm thrilled that you are so happy with the bread. Your photo is stunning! Looks as good or better than the bakery stuff and the house got a dose of aroma didn't it? !!

April said...

Congrats on completing your first challenge! Welcome to the group! Your bread looks yummy!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Congrats on your first DB challenge! I am glad you loved the bread you made! It looks tasty!

slush said...

Congrats on your first challenge, you did a wonderful job. Welcome to the DB!

Deborah said...

Wonderful job on your first challenge!!

Jen Yu said...

Nicely done and good job!

-jen at use real butter

Tartelette said...

Ton pain est magnifique Elisabeth! Bienvenue parmis nous! J'espere que tu "t'amuseras" autant avec le reste des defis!

Christina said...

Welcome to the DBers and excellent job on your first challenge!

Yes, your bread does indeed look like it came straight from a bakery, and the crumb is amazing!

Christina ~ She Runs, She Eats

Ivonne said...

You should be proud! You did an amazing job!

Julie said...

Congratulations, Daring Baker! Your bread looks delicious!

Kristalina said...

Hi! I have came to your blog from Heidy's 101coocbooks. Very interesting posts, pictures and recipes. You have a new reader.

Babeth said...

Hi Kristalina, (I wanted to send you an email and I don't see your profile)
Thank you so much for your nice comment!
I hope I will never deceive you!
Bon appetit!

Babeth said...

Thank you sooo much all teh Daring Bakers for your nice and encouraging comments on my first contest :-)

Dolores said...

Congratulations, and welcome! Sorry it's taken me so long to visit -- there is a LOT of potato bread out there on the internet. :)

dawn said...

i'm visiting your blog first time...Your bread sounds delicious...congratulations on a successful challenge..i'll give it a try..right away i'm gonna get the ingredients from and try it..thanks for sharing.

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