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??
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.