It is possible that this will be a sporadic posting place for August. I’m ear deep in curriculum and lesson plans at the moment as well as trying to hold down the normal day to day around here. So, it looks to be a quick post type of article or nothing right now. So today it’s a recipe for potato bread.
I think I’m going to try to post one recipe with a picture each day for a while. I can do that without undo strain I think. In the meantime. Enjoy the dog days of summer and do something paisley!
Potato Bread Au Natural. I usually do not put my bread in loaf pans. I prefer rustic loaves.
From the Tassajara Bread Book…
- Potato Bread
- 2 cups warm water
- 1 1/2 tablespoon dry east (2 packets)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 cup dry milk
- 3 cups bread flour
- 4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 1/2- 2 cups mashed potatoes
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 cup flour for kneading
- Dissolve yeast in water
- Stir in honey and dry milk
- Stir in 4 cups of the flour mix until incoporated about 100 strokes
- Let rise 45 minutes
- Fold in salt and oil, and potatoes
- Fold in 3 cups of flour until bread comes away from the side of the bowl
- Knead on a bread board for 8 to 10 minutes
- Let rise 50-60 minutes or until doubled
- Punch down
- Let rise 40 minutes or until doubled
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Shape and if putting in pans do that now
- Let rise 20-25 minutes
- Brush with egg wash or butter
- Bake at 350° for 1 hour
This does make a pretty loaf though, if you choose to loaf it.
Potato loaf bread
One final note. There is a great article about being pursued by Goodness and Mercy on A Holy Experience. To my believing friends, it’s worth your while to check out. To my non believing friends, I’m praying for you, because even if you don’t believe in Him, He believes in you. Have a great day!~KeriAnne
It’s no secret that I love baking bread. I seem to talk about it to the point of boring people. I know my family loves to eat it, hates to hear about it. Jonathan is my only refuge on the matter, but I’m convinced he simply allows me to prattle on about bread because I allow him to prattle on about the lore of World of Warcraft (WoW if you will). Also, he’s an absolute middle child, malleable in all things. Add to that his love of bread, you get a child that doesn’t care how much I talk about bread or making bread. Middle child or not, I get to prattle on with this blog, so here goes.
My Love Affair With The Tassajara Bread Book
To begin with, I am conservative. I hold to the teachings of the Bible, I love my Country and it’s military, I have some convictions that I am outspoken about, and others that I just quietly believe but keep to myself. I think that organic is best, GMO’s should be stopped and at the very least labeled and that people should buy locally in season. However, I don’t think milk is going to kill us, pasteurized or not (although, there is a greater chance of it if it’s not, I suppose). I guess perhaps, I am an enigma.
I believe in the right to keep and bear arms, but I have never allowed guns in my house, it was actually brought up in our pre-marital counseling 25 years ago. (However, since we now live in the country, where a shotgun would seriously come in handy, there is a strong chance The Gunz household will indeed live up to it’s name soon.)