Monday, November 26, 2007

Daring Bakers November Challenge...

The second daring baker's challenge!! And this time, it's savoury!!! Woohoo!!! i dun have much of a sweet tooth so am especially delighted!!!! I always have to look for friends to help finish sweet stuff...but this time, i can eat everything myself....just kidding!! Sharing is caring....

anyways!! back to the recipe!!! So what have we been discussing for the past month???
Tender Potato Bread!! And everything it has to do with the recipe...including the type of potato, flour, amount of various ingredients, kneading technique, different ways of shaping the loaf...i tell u, it's such fun to be a daring baker!!!

the kneading is quite a challenge...as some fellow DBers commented, the dough felt like Grandma's flabby arms!!! Gross description...but true!!!
I actually gave up kneading...cos i just couldn't do anything to it...and tot if i left it to raise a little longer, it should be fine.. :P
thankfully it was..!!! This time round, the recipe was quite versatile and we were allowed, and encouraged to come up with variations in shaping and topping the loaf as long as it remained a savoury bread...
I topped mine with onions rendered in chicken drippings, parsley, italian herbs and seasalt.

Brought it to a picnic where it was very warmly received...only complaint was that there wasn't more!!!

The making of the bread... see the sticky threads in the mixing bowl..?

 
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Paired up with a simple salad and smoked cod dip.
 
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Thanks Tanna of my kitchen in half cups for choosing such a fantastic recipe!!! 10/10!!!
Click here to check out some of the other DB blogs!! (I say 'some' cos we have grown to more than 300!!! Woohoo!!) This month's really interesting!! :D

18 comments:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

What beautiful bread you baked! So glad you enjoyed the bread, and all your friends.
Yes, flabby arms dough - ugh.
Do you think we'll really be in for a heavy dose of sweet next month?

breadchick said...

Wonderful job on your challenge this month! And I loved the "flabby arm" description because that is exactly what this dough felt like.

Bev and Ollie "O" said...

it's amazing to see how different everyone's results are!
That bread is fabulous! you must be so pleased.

Julius said...

Humorous description - funny arms! :)

Your bread looks incredibly delicious.


Julius from Occasional Baker

I(dot)J said...

very beautiful... goregous photos make it even better. Great job.

Peabody said...

That is a gorgeous looking loaf!

creampuff said...

There's nothing better than trying something new and everyone enjoying it. Great bread!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a wonderful bread! Well done!

Cheers,

Rosa

Abby said...

lovely looking bread, well done!

April said...

Your bread looks beautiful!!! well done!

Tartelette said...

Grat job on the challenge! I love how your bread turned out and with the cod dip, it had to be delicious! Glad to have you breaking bread with us!

Christina said...

I love your collage picture, very creative!

Beautiful loaves and I'm glad it worked out in the end, despite the stickiness!

Christina ~ She Runs, She Eats

Gretchen Noelle said...

That looks really delicious! I wish you had said a bit more about how you made your final product.

Jen Yu said...

oooh, that bread looks terrific! awesome job!

-jen at use real butter

Deborah said...

It looks wonderful!! I love the photo collage.

Julie said...

Smoked cod dip sounds tasty, and your bread is beautiful! I'm glad you forged on, despite the whole flabby-arm feel. Ack! ;)

Quellia said...

Very cool looking! Nice work.

Dolores said...

Flabby arms, that's *exactly* what working with this dough felt like! Thanks for sharing your story.