Monday, April 1, 2013

BWJ - Rustic Potato Loaf

For Baking with Julia this week, our recipe was Rustic Potato Loaves.  Our host for this week is Dawn of Simply Sweet.  This bread involves the unusual technique of incorporating mashed potato into the dough.

Initially, I thought that the dough was never going to come together, but thanks to the patience of my stand mixer, it eventually did.

My loaf never rose particularly high - in fact, it seemed to deflate in the oven, despite the steam I created.  However, it tasted really good - I am not a huge bread fan, so this is high praise.  The taste was slightly nutty, perhaps because the potato skins are combined into the mix.

To see what the other Julia cooks thought, visit the LYL section of the Baking with Julia website.