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Sporadic August and Potato Bread

Sporadic August and Potato Bread

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

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

II

  • 4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 1/2- 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup flour for kneading
  1. Dissolve yeast in water
  2. Stir in honey and dry milk
  3. Stir in 4 cups of the flour mix until incoporated about 100 strokes
  4. Let rise 45 minutes
  5. Fold in salt and oil, and potatoes
  6. Fold in 3 cups of flour until bread comes away from the side of the bowl
  7. Knead on a bread board for 8 to 10 minutes
  8. Let rise 50-60 minutes or until doubled
  9. Punch down
  10. Let rise 40 minutes or until doubled
  11. Preheat oven to 350°
  12. Shape and if putting in pans do that now
  13. Let rise 20-25 minutes
  14. Brush with egg wash or butter
  15. 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

 

The Project

The Project

So, as some of you will remember, two weeks ago I hurt my back. I was in a bad way for over a week. I’m happy to say I have recovered and am back to my broken down self that I was before. I’m thanking God daily, if not hourly for this I can assure you.

All of the hub bub of the past two weeks has gotten my family on “mom lifting” alert. If I so much as move a tool from one area of the yard to another, I promise warning sirens go off “Warning! Warning! Lifting in progress! Proceed to scolding stage immediately! Warning! Warning!”

I realize that they certainly do not want to see me suffer (or have to help me walk from one room to another at 1am) but good gravy, I was just moving the hoe I wasn’t using the hoe.

So, I’ve decided to placate them. It’s five against one, I don’t have much choice. I’m doing “easy” projects myself and watching (and directing) all of the heavy business that they’ll do.

I’m pickling radishes this week. Yum. This has been a super fun project for Patrick (and me). He gets so excited to find the really big ones but he also has fun getting the little ones, “Aww it’s so cute!”. We thinned out some of the small ones to make a little room for some of the medium sized radishes to do their thing. I’m hoping to get all of the French Breakfast done this weekend. That will give me next weekend to do the Spanish Blacks and Philadelphia White Box, just in time to do the Green Meats and Mino whites the week after that. So, by all calculations, the next 12 years of Saturdays are planned for me = )

A dear lady from church just gave me 6 dozen quart jars, as she finds them too heavy to deal with these days. Her husband had it right when he said, “She’s not giving you canning jars, she’s giving you work.” He was spot on, but I am so grateful for the jars and the work, for that matter!

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