November 26, 2007

Tender Potato Bread



Wow, November has flown by. I can't believe it is 29 days until Christmas (to my children's dismay - we have the daily countdown). This month's challenge was a great challenge as I have never kneaded bread by hand. The dough was delightful to work with and the dough rose to a wonderful height (I worried unneccesarily about the 2 teaspoons of yeast for the amount of flour). This month's recipe was from the talented Tanna at My Kitchen in Half Cups. She chose a savory bread as an antidote to all the super sweet challenges of the last few months.

The recipe was very easy to follow and straightforward. I opted for 8 ounces of potato and chose to make rolls and a loaf of bread. My dough doubled 45 minutes before the two hours and was very easy to roll and shape. When the bread was baking the 450 was too hot from my oven and I had to quickly decrease the temperature as the bottoms of the rolls became slightly black.

The dough risen. The object to the left is my daughter's snail shaped roll. An inside look of the bread and the baked snail. This bread dough was hearty and satisfying. The dough smelled wonderful too. If you would like to try this recipe check out Tanna's blog, My Kitchen in Half Cups. If you would like to see how other Daring Bakers interpreted the recipe see the Daring Bakers blog roll.

22 comments:

glamah16 said...

I love the snail . Your bread turned out good.

breadchick said...

I love your daughter's snail shape! Great job on the challenge this month Wendy!!

ostwestwind said...

I love the snail too, children are so creative. You did a great job!

Peabody said...

Your daughters bread is so cute!
Great job on the challenge.

slush said...

All of your bread looks really good. Sorry the rolls turned a tad black on bottom. We have that problem a lot here. And the snail is oh so cute! Great job!

Tartelette said...

So many looking bread shape and I love the snail! My dough rose so fast I had to shape and bake it before the 2 hours were up also and my oven runs a little high so I reduced the temp a bit too. Great job!

Baking Soda said...

It's a snail! I thought it was a whale, so cute! Great job Wendy!

Deborah said...

How fun - a snail for your daughter! It all looks wonderful!

Christina said...

Your loaf bread rose magnificently! And it's so great that your daughter wanted to take part. Great job!

Christina, She Runs, She Eats

Pille said...

What a cute potato bread snail :)

Sheltie Girl said...

Your bread turned out beautifully. Your daughter's snail is too cute for words.

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Miss Ifi said...

The snail is just sooo cute!! congratulations to your daughter, and CONGRATULATIONS to you for making such beautiful rolls! ^_^

Gretchen Noelle said...

Impressive for your first kneading project! Love the snail!

linda said...

I love the snail, thought it was a whale first ;)

Jen Yu said...

I love the way your hand goes down into that dough :) The snail is great! How totally cute and inventive. I think your breads turned out beautifully and I agree that the smell of that dough baking is heavenly!

-jen at use real butter

life in yonder said...

That is some tasty looking potatoe bread!

April said...

Love the snail!! Great job!

Gabi said...

Beautiful bread and I love the snail roll! Nice to bake with your kids!
xoxo
Gabi

Julie said...

Eeep, I love the baked snail! And I'm not exactly a snail fan ... unless we're talking in the culinary sense. But your bread--lovely!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Great looking bread! Very well done!

Cheers,

Rosa

creampuff said...

Great job on the bread!

Dolores said...

I think you -- and your daughter -- did a GREAT job with this one. Congratulations!