Tuesday, April 2, 2013
TWD: Baking with Julia - Rustic Potato Loaves
This week's recipe for Tuesday's with Dorie is Rustic Potato Loaves, on pages 138-139 of Baking with Julia. I have to say, if you have any interest in baking bread, this is one to try! It is fairly quick to make (just two rises of 20 minutes each) and the end result is simply delicious!
Mix a tablespoon of yeast in with the potato water and let it sit for a few minutes to get creamy.
Put the cooled potatoes in the mixer and mash with the paddle attachment. Add the yeast mixture and some olive oil and then switch to the dough hook attachment.
Cover the mixer bowl and let the dough rise for 20-30 minutes.
In the mean time, move your oven rack to the very bottom of the oven and place a large baking stone on the rack, leaving about 1 inch between the stone and the oven walls. Get a spray bottle ready with some water, and preheat the oven to 375F. Also, sprinkle some cornmeal or flour on a baking peel or baking sheet for getting the loaves into the oven.
After the torpedos have risen for about 20 minutes, move them to the baking peel or baking sheet. Open the oven and spray the walls with water, slide the loaves onto the baking stone, and spray the walls with water again. Close the door quickly. Bake for 45-50 minutes, until the center of the bread is 200F.
This bread is so yummy! It has a crunchy outside and an amazingly soft and moist inside. The flavor is almost nutty. It would be great as a sandwich or as toast, or with a bit of cheese, or just by itself!
I am really shocked as to how easy this bread was to make, and how tasty it turned out! Yahoo! Bread success!
If you would like the recipe, please visit our host's blog, Dawn of Simply Sweet. Try this recipe! You will be amazed!