You know, my boys had those Mr. Potato Head toys when they were young; and I always just loved them ~ I was always quite willing & eager to put aside dull household chores & play Potato head games. Gee, I wonder- can you still buy those??

This little red potato wants to join the party!

This little red potato wants to join the party!

Anyway, on to the potato cooking for this week.  Quite often I have heard that potato breads are very delicious with a wonderful texture and taste, and now I feel free to attest to that.    Now, tis true that my resulting loaves were more like crazy bat-head freeform (I mean, the damn things had sorta like wing projections) than football shapes.   But, that is just A-OK with me- the dough was most agreeable to work with, and  it was a quickie, if you know what I mean. I delve in sourdough often and have become accustomed to very long prep & rising times.  I whipped this together & baked it within 3 hours or so.

I even doubled the recipe and called on the big Bosch (aka German dude) to stand in- as ever, it mixed & kneaded the large quantity with no sweat nor strain.

By the way, the addition of some fine parmesan grated in the dough was a winner- the taste of the bread was very satisfying and I , as usual, could not just allow it to sit there in peace and cool.    No, I had to have that warm, just out of the oven first slice- oh yeah, the baker’s sublime reward.

And, most importantly, Dawn at Simply Sweet has the recipe for this delectable choice from Baking with Julia.

The Bosch takes on the task.

The Bosch takes on the task.

Uhhh; maybe not a football??

Uhhh; maybe not a football??

Hohummmm; waiting for the baking....
Hohummmm; waiting for the baking….

Is it ready, Mom?

Is it ready, Mom?

Even the kit cat gets in on the action.

Even the kit cat gets in on the action.

Hmmmm, I'm calling it strange!

Hmmmm, I’m calling it strange!

It's a "wave" of bread.

It’s a “wave” of bread.