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Megans Cookin: Tender Potato Bread

Monday, November 26, 2007

Tender Potato Bread

Daring Bakers Challange #2.

Potato bread has a sentimental place in my heart. When I was growing up, my mother would make potato bread. She would turn it into cinnamon rolls and make scones for dinner. Not those english scones that remind you of a biscuit but a fried bread scone that came out all warm and bread like, served with butter and jam. My mom always said she could live on bread and butter. Add some chocolate for dessert and I, too, could live on bread and butter.
So I thought this would be a perfect time to make potato bread. Rolls for Thanksgiving, and pizza dough for our dinner on Thanksgiving eve. A time to reflect and bake bread.
This bread produced a sticky dough that was a little hard to handle. I originally wanted to make bread knots but quickly changed my mind when I got to the shaping of the knots. I didnt want to fight with the dough, so basic round rolls for me. If you cant beat 'em, join 'em!
This recipe was suppose to make one large loaf and one small loaf. I did something wrong though. I ended up with 12 rolls, a small loaf, and a pizza crust. My rolls could of used more dough. The pizza was great! Thats the empty pizza pan that my little loaf is on. The little loaf was gobbled up the next day as leftovers. I still have some of the rolls. I'm thinking of bread pudding.
This bread will be made again on some lazy, rainy day. The ingredients are things I usually have on hand. Pretty much potatos, flour, and yeast.

Thank you to Tanna of my kitchen in half cups for this challange.
You brought back memories and scones.


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Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

It looks ever so scrumptious! Well done!



November 26, 2007 at 6:49 AM  
Blogger breadchick said...

Great job on your challenge this month! I don't think you did anything wrong at all. The lovely thing about this dough was depending on how much mashed potato and flour you used, you could have a little or a lot of dough.

November 26, 2007 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

i think your bread turned out beautifully good job

November 26, 2007 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger ostwestwind said...

It's so interesting, how different the bread come out all over the world

November 26, 2007 at 7:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree - I could live on bread and butter alone, too. And I'm scouring the 'net this morning looking for a bread pudding recipe :)

November 26, 2007 at 7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done megan, I'm sure you've made your mom proud!

November 26, 2007 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger eatme_delicious said...

Mmm potato bread made into cinnamon rolls sounds really good. I'm sure it was really yummy as a pizza dough - great iddea!

November 26, 2007 at 7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

woohoo, great breads ! And you still have some of the rolls, how lucky !!

November 26, 2007 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger glamah16 said...

I love the idea of morphing them into cinnamon rolls. This bread is addictive. Great job. Im sure the pizza was fabulous.

November 26, 2007 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Mandy said...

I think you have a pretty healthy yield. And I agree on the stickiness part. I can't shape mine into fancy shapes others do, and simply made it into rolls and focaccia.

November 26, 2007 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Bev and Ollie "O" said...

Hey! English scones are nothing like biscuits! hehe

Your bread lools all rustic and lovely!

November 26, 2007 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger Brilynn said...

I could live on bread and butter too! The smell of it coming out of the oven is to die for!

November 26, 2007 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger BC said...

Your bread looks terrific.

It's great toasted slathered with butter too.

November 26, 2007 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

OK, so my husband has been begging for scones, but the scones he knows are the fried ones. After doing some research, I found out that German scones are fried!! Your bread looks great - you've done a great job!

November 26, 2007 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Your rolls are totally awesome Megan! Beautiful story about your mom's potato bread. It would be interesting to try the scones with some of this dough.

November 26, 2007 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger kellypea said...

Nice job. How lovely that you have pleasant memories connected to this. It makes it nice to dig in, doesn't it? I'm sure you're looking forward to that rainy day.

November 26, 2007 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Nora B. said...

Hi Megan,
The dough so so sticky, I too abandoned some of my shaping plans. It's great that you had such fond memories of potato bread. I too can live on freshly baked bread and cultured (salted) butter. ;-)

November 26, 2007 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Julius said...

Your bread looks wonderful! Using cinnamon is a creative innovation - I must try that sometime.

Thanks for the wonderful comments you left on my blog.

Julius from Occasional Baker

November 26, 2007 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Annemarie said...

Glad you liked the recipe, Megan, and that it gave you such warm memories. The result looks fantastic.

November 26, 2007 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Chef Jeena said...

Great potato bread it looks gorgeous. :)

November 26, 2007 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger April said...

Both the loaf and rolls look yummy!

November 26, 2007 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger Lisa K said...

What a smart idea to turn it into a pizza crust!

November 26, 2007 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Miss Ifi said...

YUM YUM!!! it looks sooo pretty!! coooongratulaaaatiooooons!! ^_^

November 26, 2007 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Gigi said...

Wow, great looking bread! The rolls look amazing, drool.

November 26, 2007 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Princess of the kitchen said...

Yummy! They look good! well done

November 26, 2007 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

I'm glad you liked the challenge...your loaf is simply perfect:) well done!

November 26, 2007 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Peabody said...

Oh yes, this would make for some great bread pudding. Well done.

November 26, 2007 at 11:55 PM  
Blogger KayKat said...

Ooo ... I love the idea of using some of this dough for a pizza crust, I'll try that next week once my arm is less sore from kneading :)

November 27, 2007 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger Inne said...

Great job Megan. You're right, there just was no end to the dough, was there? I got a large loaf, a bunch of rolls and focaccia out of it.

November 27, 2007 at 4:01 AM  
Blogger Amanda at Little Foodies said...

They look great! Glad doing the challenge brought back nice memories for you. Bread and butter. I couldn't live on that alone but I could eat it every day without ever tiring of it.

November 27, 2007 at 6:18 AM  
Blogger Karen Baking Soda said...

The little loaf calls out to me... looking yummy!

November 27, 2007 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

I haven't had potato bread in a long time. Yours looks yummy :)

November 27, 2007 at 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So happy that you enjoyed making the bread! Everything looks beautiful!

November 27, 2007 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

I love your rolls! I can imagine this dough would make a nice pizza crust.

November 27, 2007 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger Helene said...

Wow! Looks great! Love the crust and the floury look! Congrats on another very well executed challenge!

November 28, 2007 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Gretchen Noelle said...

I love the flour dusted breads you made. The rolls look like they would be my favorite. great job!

November 28, 2007 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

This would have made awesome pizza crust! Great job.

Christina ~ She Runs, She Eats

November 28, 2007 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

I love reading about recipes and foods that bring up such happy memories! I'm glad your challenge turned out so well. Your breads look wonderful!

November 29, 2007 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I'm a firm believer in making things that remind you of your childhood, so extra points to Tanna for bringing you there!

December 3, 2007 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Dolores said...

Pizza dough... what a wonderful application for this pliable dough! I also think your pull-apart rolls look tasty.

December 6, 2007 at 7:59 PM  

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