Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tuesdays With Dorie: Rustic Potato Loaves

This week's adventure in Tuesdays With Dorie is rustic potato loaves. The recipe is pretty straightforward, and for a yeast bread, it's fairly quick to produce. I was really interested in seeing how the bread would turn out as potato bread is fairly popular in our household. It's just that it's not this type of potato bread.

As you can see from the photo, not all potato bread is created equal. Personally, I like the crusty, toothsome version. While I buy the spongy, soft variety (white only, never the "whole wheat" variety), it is not what I consume. (If you are sensing a parent-child tug-of-war here, you would definitely be heading down the right track.)

Clearly, I didn't quite get the torpedo-shaped loaves that the recipe was directing me toward, but that's OK. I'm really happy with this bread. It took longer to bake than I was expecting, but that also was fine. The texture of these loaves was excellent, and I think this is the first rustic-style bread I've ever made that developed a crust worthy of the label "rustic." I also think that this might be my favorite bread recipe from TWD so far.

For this week's recipe and a spectacularly creative take on this bread, visit this week's host, Dawn, at Simply Sweet!


Have Apron....Will Bake said...

Your loaves look great. I loved this recipe. I don't think I've ever been more pleased with a bread that I've made. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

Cathleen said...

Great looking loaves! This is one of the better recipes yet.

TeaLady said...

Beautiful loaf. Stores sell bread!! But homemade is so much better.