Daring Bakers – Tender Potato Bread
I wonder for how long the food blogosphere will put up with us Daring Bakers? For those of you who are not interested in baking, days like today must be close to a nightmare when about 300 food bloggers post about the same baking ‘adventure’. If I got it right next month we will be something like 400 and I’m almost beginning to feel a bit overwhelmed myself… Talk about a success story!
This month my baking companion Tanna chose the challenge so I know how much work she put into choosing her recipe, she baked and tested for days on end before deciding on the Tender Potato Bread that you will see all over the web today. It was a good choice.
I was supposed to bake with my usual companions, Tanna and Karen, and we were all set for it but then I had a car accident (no one hurt, only the cars) in the morning of the DB-day which completely put me off the baking track so I decided to do it later on. When I found myself actually making the bread last week I was quite surprised because I didn’t expect that I would be able to get going on my own but apparently I’m not completely without initiative. I was also surprised that I managed to follow the recipe, I hardly ever use recipes when I bake bread which I do several times a week but I realize that maybe I should once in a while because I loved this bread, the crust is incredible! Being such a failure when it comes to savoury tart and pie crusts, I once invented one myself which involves potatoes so I have been baking with potatoes before but I never made bread with it and I was happy when Tanna decided on this recipe because now I had to do something I always wanted to try.
And I’m still happy because a) I had no problem whatsoever with making this bread b) The crust! The crust is incredible, I’m in love and c) I managed to make the best looking loaf of my life (which really is revealing). I made one loaf, one foccaccia which I kept very simple with herb salt on top but I did sprinkle one fourth of it with chili pepper for me and Marco. And I filled one bread with Parmesan and some of the Lemon Braised Artichokes that I happened to have at hand but unfortunately I put too little filling into it and in the wrong place obviously…
So I can only say Thank You Tanna, I really enjoyed this month’s challenge and I’m definitely going to make that loaf again next time I want to impress on someone. Or maybe it’s myself that I want to impress? Whatever, thanks! If you too want to try to make Tender Potato Bread you find the recipe here. And if you want to see what the rest of the Daring Bakers have made out of it, take a look here and start blog rolling!