Monday, 26 November 2007

First daring Baker's challenge










About a week ago I completed my first daring baker's challenge, but I had to wait until today to post about it on my blog. As I have mentioned before, the daring bakers is an international group that takes part in monthly baking challenges. A recipe is chosen at the beginning of the month and everyone in the group must bake following the month's chosen recipe. The recipe must remain a complete secret, until the 27th of the month when all are allowed to reveal the month's challenge and post their results. So, it gives me pleasure to unveil the novemeber daring bakers challenge.....................................Tender Potato Bread!!!! A big thank you to the wonderful Tanna for hosting this months challenge; a recipe from Home Baking: The Artful Mix of Flour & Tradition Around the World by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid. I adored the recipe even though I had been a bit sceptical because I had never seen potato bread in Australia. It was, to my surprise and great delight, truly delicious.


On the daring bakers private blog I heard comments of the dough being incredibly sticky. I didn't find it too sticky; it stuck a bit, but I have worked with other much stickier doughs.



I would say that I used roughly 7 and a half cups of unbleached all purpose flour, but it is hard to say exactly cause i just poured out a little more every time it was required. Hence,I didn't measure it accurately. The dough rose unbelievably high and literally was overflowing from the bowl.

I made one large plain loaf, which I sprinkled with flour, and a dozen vintage cheddar and dijon mustard buns(see below. )The buns were delicious and went very quickly. The loaf was frozen and wil be eaten tonight. I kept it for today as my sister has just arrived from out of town and it has been a while since we have seen her, so i thought it would be nice to have some good bread.



















The one thing that I forgot to do was to slash the loaf three times beofre I put it into the oven. I suppose that is why mine mushroomed over the top of the tin, but I kinda liked the effect of that anyway. I am so thrilled to be a member of the daring bakers and I want to thank Lis and Ivonne for allowing me to join and also Tanna for the great challenge. Can't wait to see everyone else's challenge and I am eager to start with the challenge for November.

To see the other Daring baker's challenges click here and to see the recipe for potato bread visit Tanna's blog My Kitchen in Half Cups













41 comments:

Gigi said...

OMG! Your bread loaf rose high!
(Awesome) Great Job.

breadchick said...

Great job on your first challenge! You are right, this was a soft dough but I didn't find it overly sticky. Your loaf is lovely!!

isabelle said...

super beaux tes pains :)
Merci de ton petit mot...Je lis l'anglais, mais je l'écris mal :(

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Well done! Yes, your cheese rolls and mine look quite alike! Wonderful!

Cheers,

Rosa

Megan said...

I wish I would of thought of cheese rolls.

Bev and Ollie "O" said...

your bread looks goooood ! I love your cheesy buns! yummy!

glamah16 said...

Welcome to the Db's. You did great. The rolls look srumtious.Im so into Grace Kelly as well.

Tartelette said...

Love the rolls and that loaf looks wonderful! Great job on your first challenge and cheers to many many more!!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

It does like to rise. You got a most wonderful rise. So glad you enjoyed it! I didn't find it as sticky as some did. Congratulations on a wonderful loaf.

Shawnda said...

I could live on cheese and mustard sandwiches so I *know* your rolls were terrific :)

Julius said...

Congrats on your first challenge!

Your cheese rolls are making me hungry. :)

Julius from Occasional Baker

FoodieFroggy said...

Your bread rose high, that is impressive ! Mais comment parles-tu si bien français ???

Cherry said...

Those buns are mouth watering =D

Peabody said...

Cheddar and mustard...yum! Well done.

the pastry princess said...

excellent job my fellow princess! and welcome to daring bakers!

Inne said...

Welcome to the Daring Bakers, great job for your first challenge. Love the cheese buns, they look delicious.

Maryann said...

Congrats on your first challenge :)

Veron said...

Great job on your first challenge. The bread looks fantastic.

Mila said...

chedsar, and dijon... hum... what a great combonation!!

kitten said...

your bread looks wonderful. and it rose so nicely - you're right maybe my kitchen was too cold for my yeast - i need that awesome aussie sun !

Gretchen Noelle said...

Congrats on your first DB challenge! Your breads look wonderful!

creampuff said...

Congratulations on completing your first challenge! You did a great job!

Miss Ifi said...

ohhhh yum!!! those are amazing looking buns... CONGRATULATIONS ^_^

Bake your cake and eat it too said...

Those rolls are making me drool and I love the mustard and cheese combo!

April said...

Congrats on completing your first challenge!! Your bread looks great!

chronicler said...

Your bread looks great! Congrats on your first challenge!

Christina said...

The rise on your loaf is amazing! The rolls look very nice, as well. Cheese pairs excellently with this bread.

Christina ~ She Runs, She Eats

Rachel said...

Wow, that is some rise there for the loaf!!! The cheese rolls are lovely too!

Jen Yu said...

Wow! That looks great. I love the cheese rolls in particular :) Excellent job with the challenge.

-jen at use real butter

Lesley said...

I'm getting such great ideas reading all these blogs! Yours looks wonderful!

Barbara said...

Well done on your first Daring Bakers challenge.

Deborah said...

They both look wonderful, especially those rolls! Great job on your first challenge!

Julie said...

I love the mushroom top of your bread, too! It's an organic being, let it go! And your buns also look scrumptious. Share the joy with other Australians--they're missing out! Congratulations on your first challenge!

Quellia said...

Congrats on your first challenge! Nice work Daring Baker.

BC said...

Great job on your first challenge. It looks fabulous.

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Hi, I finally got round to reading a few more posts. You did a great job on your first challenge. Hope your sister enjoyed the bread. I personally found it REALLY sticky - loved the taste though.

Dolores said...

Congratulations, and welcome! Care to share the secret behind the cheddar & dijon rolls? I'd love to add them to my Christmas Eve menu.

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