Sunday, November 25, 2007

Daring Bakers November

I was able to join the Daring Bakers this month and it was so cool! Tanna of My Kitchen In Half Cups picked Tender Potato Bread from Home Baking: The Artful Mix of Flour & Tradition Around the World byJeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid. It was nice that the first challenge I did was something that I was not afraid of, some of the ones in the past looked a little hard for me.

The recipe starts out with Potatoes. They are to be boiled and them mashed. The potatoes and the water are used in the bread. The potatoes add tenderness to the bread. The bread was to be made by hand. It has been a while since I have made bread that way, I tend to make the dough in the bread machine and then bake it in the oven. So this was different.

Here is the ingredients, this is a savory bread, no sugar involved. It mixed up fairly easy but is a wet bread at this point.






Pre kneed:
Post Kneed:
The next step is to have the dough rise, which when your house is only 58 degrees Fahrenheit is interesting. I had them in the sun and let them rise for longer. We could do anything that we wanted with the dough. I decided to make cobblestone bread and a some rolls. Cobblestone bread is a savory version of monkey bread. I ended up with a little more left over so I rolled up some bread dipping seasonings in the other loaf.


The cobblestone bread was being nibbled on before I could even get a picture. The rest of the bread came out well. The rolls were eaten pretty quickly but the rolled bread was around long enough to get stale. I used it in my stuffing. It come out so well that I am using this for my next batch of stuffing next month.

23 comments:

Shawnda said...

The Cobblestone bread sounds terrific - I don't think I've ever heard of it before now!

Gigi said...

Cobblestone bread looked absolutely delicious. Fantastic job!

Princess of the kitchen said...

looks great. Well done!

breadchick said...

Great job on your first challenge and I love the cobblestone bread! It looks yummy.

Bev and Ollie "O" said...

the cobblestone bread is lovely! cool idea!

Judy said...

I've been making monkey bread for years, and my original recipe is savory. It wasn't until recently that I made a sweet one. So, cobblestone or monkey, it's all delicious. Welcome aboard.

Elle said...

Never seen cobblestone rolls, but that seems perfect for this recipe. Love you write up & photos, too. Glad you are a Daring Baker!

Miss Ifi said...

I love the little pieces bread or COBBLESTONE bread.. it just looks sooo cute *steals a piece* thanks for the bread and congratulations!

Peabody said...

The cobblestone bread is a cute shape.

Princess Frodo said...

If you put saran wrap over the rising bread, and stick it under a table lamp, it rises just fine.

Gretchen Noelle said...

I think the idea of a cobblestone bread sounds wonderful! Great idea! Congrats on your first DB challenge!

creampuff said...

Fantastic job on the bread!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your breads look great! That cobblestone one is very interesting! Well done!

Cheers,

Rosa

April said...

The cobblestone looks great!

slush said...

Cobblestone is a grand idea! They both look perfect, great job!

Tartelette said...

Love the bread and great idea using it in the stuffing! Congrats on your first challenge and welcome to the DBs!!

Deborah said...

I have never done cobblestone before - what a great idea!! They look delicious!

Christina said...

I did think of making this for stuffing, but decided to go with my regular bread instead. This would have made stellar stuffing bread, judging by the various DBers post about it, including yours!

The cobblestone bread sounds fantastic, really great idea!

Christina ~ She Runs, She Eats

Julie said...

I'd never heard of cobblestone bread! It looks and sounds like a great idea--I'll have to give it a go sometime! I'd love to try using this bread in stuffing, too! Well done!

Marg B said...

I'm feeling hungry just looking at your bread :)

Dolores said...

I love the things I learn from each of these challenges... I'd never heard of cobblestone bread but it's a great application for this recipe. Thanks for sharing. Congratulations, and welcome!

Melissa Zimmerman said...

I have been looking for a recipe for this for years. I want this recipe.

Melissa Zimmerman said...

I have been looking for a recipe for this bread for years.