Sunday, November 25, 2007

One Potato, Two Potato...



Boy, this was challenging! I wasn't sure how my bread would turn out but as you can see from the photos, I managed to get through the November Daring Baker's Challenge in one piece. Honestly, I was semi-panicking throughout the process because my dough was soooo soft and sticky and hardly manageable that I almost threw in the towel (and threw out the dough!) half-way through. But, like any other Daring Baker would, I trudged along, determined not to quit and actually, my curiosity on how the dough would turn out got the best of me (thank goodness). I decided to make a black olive foccacia and some mini loaves, and to my amazement, the end-products were delicious! I've never baked a potato bread (or tasted one) before so I really did not know what to expect. What I got however was worth all the hard work and perseverance. Thanks Tanna of My Kitchen In Half-Cups, for thinking up this month's Potato Bread challenge! (If you'd like to try your hand at this recipe, click here).

22 comments:

Courtney said...

your bread looks great, i too thought about quitting cause the bread was so crazy to me. looks great good thing you didn't throw in the town

glamah16 said...

I agree with Courtney. See it was worth the battle.

Gigi said...

your focaccia looks great. i'm kicking myself for not making one.

Michelle said...

Your mini loaves looks so great! I love the golden coloring they have.

Bev and Ollie "O" said...

the result was fab! and yes, that dough stuck to everything!

Deborah said...

I'm so glad you didn't throw in the towel! They both look amazing!

Shawnda said...

The bread looks lovely, great job!

CB said...

Way to go for not throwing out the dough!

Oh and I love the name of your blog and the photo. So cute!

Julius said...

Just like you, I was just hoping my dough would turn out (I purposely tried to add as little flour as I could and it was sticky all throughout) - but am happy with the final outcome.

Your breads look wonderful!

Julius from Occasional Baker

Foodie Froggy said...

Black olives ! Great idea ! Great job, your breads look yummy !

Peabody said...

A lovely job on your bread...way to trudge along.

Merav said...

Your bread looks fabulous!

Ivonne said...

Way to stick with it! You did a great job with the bread!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Great loaves! Well done!

Cheers,

Rosa

zorra said...

I like the mini loaves. Well done.

April said...

oh yum! It looks great!

Tartelette said...

Great job for not throwing in the towel (and the dough) beacuse they all look great! Happy to hear you were rewarded with great tastig bread! Congrats on finishing the challenge!

Christina said...

I commend your for sticking with it (no pun intended!). Your bread looks quite tasty!

Christina ~ She Runs, She Eats

Jen Yu said...

I'm so glad you decided to stick (ha ha!) it out. Definitely worth it and your breads look great!

-jen at use real butter

Gretchen Noelle said...

I think it is great that you braved it out making and tasting your first potato bread! The breads both look tasty.

Julie said...

Hooray for tasty bread! I'm glad you didn't throw in the towel, or throw out the dough! =)

Dolores said...

Oh... I love the mini loaves! I'm glad you decided not to give up on this one... the end result looks great!