Friday, 10 February 2012

PLOUGHMAN'S TWISTED POTATO BREAD

Has it ever happened to you that you bought a cook book and then never happened to make a single dish out of it for months or perhaps years?!! It happened with me when I bought this book called ‘Potato’. I bought this cook book in 2008 and the only time I tried a dish was last year when I made Potato & Beetroot salad. I managed to keep this book in my closet and then completely forgot about it. I guess it was a classic case of ‘out of sight, out of mind’. This cook book is an ode to the potatoes of all types, sizes and shapes.


The recipes include potato served as starter, side dish, salad, main course, breads and dessert. The book has a wide range of simple recipes where the author has clubbed potatoes with eggs, poultry, meats and even chocolate! The chocolate one is for later ;-) For now, I prepared potato bread recipe. Though the bread tasted fab, mine didn’t turn out as pretty looking as the one presented in the book. May be next time I will try a glaze on the bread.

The traditional choice of filling for this bread is red Leicester or mature cheddar cheese but I have drifted from the traditional and made the bread with two distinct flavours; using dried crushed fenugreek leaves and black & white sesame seeds. The result was deliciously satisfying J

You would need

225 grams potatoes, boiled, mashed and cooled
225 grams strong white flour
1 tsp easy-blend dry yeast
2/3 cup or 150 ml water
Salt to taste
1 ½ mature cheddar cheese or any other of your choice
1 tbsp dried crushed fenugreek leaves
1 tsp each black and white sesame seeds
Oil for greasing


Sift the flour and add yeast and salt.
Stir in the potatoes and rub with fingers to form a crumb consistency.
Make a well in the centre and gradually add water and start bringing the mixture together.
Knead for 5 minutes and keep the dough covered with a damp cloth in a bowl for 1 hour or until it has doubled in size
Turn the dough back and knock the air bubbles and knead for a minute.
Divide the dough in equal portions and scatter the filling of your choice over a baking sheet or a plain surface.
Take each dough ball and roll it in.
Roll each dough ball on a dry surface to make a long sausage shape and fold the two ends together. Twist the bread and lay the twists on an oiled baking sheet.
Cover again with a damp cloth and leave it aside for 30 minutes at a warm place.
Preheat the oven at 220 degree and bake the bread for 10-15 minutes.

Note: I added the whole amount of water mentioned in the recipe to the dough and it became very moist and sticky. I suggest that you add the water gradually to make the dough.
Note: Keep an eye on the bread when it is in the oven to ensure it doesn’t get over baked or burnt.

I will be in Delhi the whole next week to attend a few family functions. My next post will be on February 20th. 

Thanks for visiting and see you again soon!

33 comments:

  1. I do like potato bread but have never come across a recipe for bread sticks, so glad to see this. I like the additional seasoning you added also. They sure look tasty. Inspiring recipe!
    Enjoy your trip next week.

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  2. Great bread recipe. Have a good time in Delhi.

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  3. These look so great! Nice pics!

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  4. Well, it happens to me all the time! These bread sticks look yummy :) Have a great vacation, dear!

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  5. I never saw a breadstick that I wanted to pull of the computer screen... until now. Enjoy your time in Delhi.

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  6. bread sticks luks yummy......superb...


    Enjoy and c u on 20th....

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  7. Great bread sticks! I must bake some too.

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  8. I love potato bread, and these are such pretty little snacks :)

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  9. this looks yummy perfect to serve with soup

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  10. bread sticks look yummy n crunchy.......nice space vth lovely recipes..........

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  11. I do that all the time! Or I'll flip through it like 50 times admiring all the photos and then place it on the shelf until the next time I want to thumb through it. Enjoy your trip to see your family!

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  12. These look so tasty! I've never had bread made with potatoes, but I'd sure like to try it!

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  13. Love how perfectly baked your potato bread twists look like! I'll surely enjoy this for an afternoon snack!

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  14. Wow, awesome bread sticks! Looks absolutely fabulous! Have a great time with family :)

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  15. I have never seen potato breadsticks before, these look amazing! And I'm intrigued about the chocolate recipes, how unusual!

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  16. This bread looks absolutely beautiful! I never count on things looking like they do in the cookbooks...because who knows what they do to it to make it look that way! Your bread looks scrumptious! I would love to experiment with different cheeses, too. But I love the black and white sesame seeds! Have a great time in Delhi and we look forward to your next post! : )

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  17. I love potatoes! They are the only vegetable that turns out delicous no matter how you prepare them - fried, baked, sauted, curried etc. You can never go wrong with them. Your potato bread looks absolutely yummy and perfectly baked.

    I have an award waiting for you at my place. :) http://rathaisrecipes.blogspot.com/2012/02/zucchini-curry.html

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  18. I do have a few cookbooks I've had for quite a while and haven't made recipes from. I'll open them up again sometime soon, I think. These breadsticks look great, nevermind the picture in the book! Have a nice trip!

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  19. Potato is such a great addition to bread. It gives it such a nice texture and flavor. Those bread sticks look great!

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  20. These are super cute! I am intrigued with the use of potatoes here, but it turned out great :)

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  21. Really? This bread has potatoes? Looks so yummy! I love this kind of rustic bread. Black & white sesame seeds are nice addition!

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  22. Wow....absolutely fabulous potato bread.....they look just amazing n love ur clicks....bookmarking it :-)

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  23. Now you have me wanting to go back through a couple of my cookbooks that fit this description - bought and never used. This potato break looks fabulous and I love your substitution of fenugreek leaves and sesame seeds. Beautiful pictures! Have a great visit with your family!

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  24. wow..sounds awesome & inviting..;P

    Tasty Appetite

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  25. One of my favorite thing to eat with some hot soup!

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  26. I have several such books hanging in my bookcase lol! This recipe is a living proof that I must do soemthing with them as you did. The crostinis look perfect and appetizing!

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  27. Thanks for sharing your lovely twisted potato bread recipe. I will give this a try.

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    Spoon and Chopsticks
    http://spoon-and-chopsticks.blogspot.com

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  28. I think those look plenty pretty! So yummy :) And how fun is it to uncover a cookbook you totally forgot about. It's like buying a new book all over again! Have a safe and fun trip!

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  29. Oh my goodness these look yummy. My daughter would go crazy for these.

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  30. That has definitely happened to me where you don't make anything from a cookbook for years. This looks great!

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