Taste of glorious victory...After my previous post on the Potato bread doing the rounds in the food blogs, thanks to the Daring Bakers. I got a lot of nudging from a couple of daring bakers themselves and from a few encouraging bloggers to try making it own my own Potato bread. Most of the baker's made a focaccia bread from the dough and it just looked so yummy. I just love focaccia and Bee's suggestion that the dough could be converted into a pizza dough pushed me into trying it ASAP. So here it is...the best bread that I have made and possibly the best that I have tasted tooo :)
To ensure that the dough got a chance to rise, I let it sit in the oven. I pre-heated the oven at 100F for a 2 minutes and turned it off. This barely warmed the air inside and by closing the oven I was able to trap it in too. The temp was just right I guess cos my dough nearly tripled in size in under 30 mins :)
The bread had the PERFECT texture. The dough nearly tripled in volume in just 30 mins and did the same after the toppings were added and that totally reflected in its texture. The rosemary was what did the magic for me. I am going to use it more often in my cooking. The aroma from the herbs and the freshly baking bread filled my apartment and was ultra comforting. I had 2 pieces of the bread, still a little warm, with some olive oil with salt & pepper. I must tell you it was faaaar better than the bread at any of the Italian restaurants I have been too.
A huge Thank you to the bloggers who encouraged me to try this bread. I Love you guys for it, this one is totally for you. I am surely going to make it often, infact I plan to bake one for my friends when I visit them next week. All of you who were tempted by photos of the potato bread, please go ahead and try it. You won't regret it !