Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Rustic Potato Loaves—Tuesdays With Dorie, Baking With Julia

Rustic Potato Loaves--TWD 4-1-13

I made the Rustic Potato Loaves for Tuesdays With Dorie, Baking With Julia and took one of them to a neighbor I helped with dinner. 

This was definitely “rustic” since the potato skins are left on the potatoes that are used in making the dough.  I actually peeled the potatoes about 3/4 of the way and I kind of wish I would have peeled them all completely.  I thought the little pieces of “gray” skin that were flecked throughout the dough wasn’t very pretty.  The bread did end up tasting fine, so that’s good!

I followed the recipe instructions exactly and knew also that the shaping of the dough would be a little strange with the seam of the dough on the top.  I had a feeling it would open up on the top a bit while it baked.  And it did.  But it was still good with a nice crust and tender inside. 

Rustic Potato Loaves 2

If I made this bread again, I’d definitely go for less rustic and peel the potatoes and I’d shape the loaves differently.  The cooked potatoes are also beat in the mixer as well as the dough, which really gave my mixer a workout.  Sometimes “kneading” bread in a stand mixer is a little rough.  It made it through, but sure worked the bowl in to sticking to the stand like the dickens.

Rustic Potato Loaves 3

Our host with the recipe this week is Dawn at Simply Sweet. Check out her bread that she so creatively stuffed with cheese, bacon and green onions, just like a baked potato!


Bev said...

Your rustic loaves look beautiful! I hope they were as tasty as mine were.

Cher Rockwell said...

Your loaves look beautiful!

I hate it when the bowl gets stuck in the base :-( It makes me feel like a weakling.

Lisa said...

Now I really want to make this, though like you, I think I'd peel the potatoes all the way. I don't mind potato skins on my french fries, but bread is another story.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

I don't think anyone's loaves didn't unfurl! And I kept feeling my mixer to make sure the motor didn't burn up! They were tasty loaves,though...and your texture looks perfect!!!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Oh my, your loaves look gorgeous :)

Unknown said...

Your rustic loaves look perfect! I'll bet they tasted even better than they smelled while baking (and that's saying a lot!)
Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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

Your loaves look great. I think a lot of loaves seemed to come apart like that. It is what gives them a rustic look.

Cindy said...

thanks for your suggestions--I haven't made this bread yet but want to. My daughter is here for spring break, she has a gluten allergy and I didn't want to make it and have her tempted as she does love bread.
the good thing is she feels so much better that she really isn't tempted. But fresh bread just smells so good.

TeaLady said...

And I loved the little pieces of skin in the bread. Mine stayed together but I like how much more rustic it looks. Def a repeat!!