Rustic Potato Loaves

April 2nd, 2013 by Erin Gennow
Rustic Potato Loaves

Rustic Potato Loaves

TWD – Tuesdays with Dorie


Rustic Potato Loaves

I loved these Rustic Potato Loaves.   I kept the skins on my potatoes.  They provided lovely specs of color throughout the loaves.  The crust was thick and beautiful and the inside moist and soft.  The seam ripping open added to the beautiful rustic look.

These loaves even stayed soft for a couple days after baking.  I’m looking forward to adding in chives or other herbs the next time I bake this bread.

Russet Potatoes

Russet Potatoes

Ingredients for Bread Dough

Ingredients for Bread Dough

One of the only discrepancies I noticed in the recipe was the use of a 2-quart pan to boil the potatoes.  Mine would not fit.  I used three average russets.  They weren’t huge.  I just used my 4-quart pan.  Not a big deal at all, but I thought it was interesting.  Also, I didn’t spray my oven with water to create steam.  I’ve done this with other bread recipes in the past, but haven’t done it in a number of years.  The crust still came out beautiful.

Yeast in Potato Water

Yeast in Potato Water

Mashing Potatoes

Mashing Potatoes

Disks of Potato Dough

Disks of Potato Dough

Shaped Dough

Shaped Dough

Rustic Potato Loaf

Rustic Potato Loaf

 

To get the recipe check out the book Baking with Julia, by Dorie Greenspan.

Or, view it on the sites of this fellow Tuesdays with Dorie blogger:

Dawn of Simply Sweet

A year ago on The Daily Morsel

Two years ago on The Daily Morsel

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5 Responses to “Rustic Potato Loaves”

  1. saucy gander says:

    These look great, I love how the open seam just invites you to tear off a piece and eat it while warm.

  2. SandraM says:

    Loaves look great. I agree, I love the look of the seams opening….it is so rustic and yet looks like something you’d get from a great bakery.

  3. Cathleen says:

    Just lovely. I too liked the specks of peel, and it adds extra nutrition! Then again I am one that eats the peel and all of a baked potato. :)

  4. Teresa says:

    They turned out beautifully! We enjoyed this recipe, too.

  5. Margaret says:

    Beautiful loaves. Loved how rustic these were after splitting open. AND with the pieces of tater skins.

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