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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bread Machine Baking: Hungarian Potato Bread



I prefer baking breads at home since I get to control the ingredients / flavors that go into them.  Besides enjoying the quality / taste of the final product, I also love the aromatherapy the process provides. However, I chose my bread machine to do the job for me, which makes the whole baking deal a simple and quite convenient one. Just add the ingredients to the machine and turn on, it does all the work. Kneading, rising and baking all happen according to the set course / time.
Usually I bake quick breads and so freshly baked bread would be ready in about a couple of hours. Today's recipe 'Hungarian potato bread' is one such tried and tested quick bread from Richard Langer's 'The Complete Bread Machine Bakery Book'.
Potatoes add subtle flavor and texture to the bread and this soft, light bread works for toast / sandwiches. I happen to add cumin seeds while baking this bread for flavor. Caraway seeds may also be a good substitution. Or potatoes seasoned with garlic or herbs also lend a nice flavor to the bread.

Ingredients for 1 lb bread machine:
3/4 cup (or a little less) potato cooked water / plain water
2 cups flour
1 potato (peeled, cooked and mashed)
1 Tbsp cumin seeds (optional)
1 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1.5 tsp rapid rise yeast
 


Baking instructions may vary depending upon the machines. I am therefore mentioning just the guidelines for baking.

1. Add the ingredients into the baking pan in the order listed.
2. Set the baking pan into the bread machine.
3. Select the 'quick baking' course choosing the regular crust setting and bake.

This goes to 'Baking from the Book', guest hosted by me this month, an event originally started by Champa.


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28 comments:

RV said...

Oh boy, it looks like a store brought bread.. So perfect. Enjoy this warm bread on my behalf..

Kiran said...

Suma
This bread looks very soft and perfect for sandwiches.Love the simple ingredients in the recipe.

Latha said...

Looks so soft and delicious.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

OMG, that bread is like telling me "come and eat me", it is that tempting Suma, wonderful job yaar !!!

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! they look so perfect and yummy..grea click Suma..

N S said...

The texture looks so perfect. Great pics.

Kairali sisters said...

No words Suma, perfect perfect and perfect. Absolutely lovely bread..

Love
Kairali sisters

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow Perfect bake,Excellent...

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Lovely looking bread... Turned out perfect for u. Great...

Torviewtoronto said...

Lovely pictures looks soft and tasty

veena krishnakumar said...

wow!!! that's inviting:-)

Priya said...

Prefectly baked potato bread, looks super delicious..

simply.food said...

Bread looks amazingly soft and so tasty.

Niloufer Riyaz said...

Bread looks soooo soft n Im Sure it will defivitely be heavenly.
I posted Jackfruit seeds n peas masala yesterday, would it be apt for your event

DEESHA said...

lovely bread. loved the texture

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Looks so good..

Apu said...

Delicious looking bread!!!!

kitchen queen said...

lovely and looks like professionally baked bread.

Nisha said...

Sounds Yum

Nitha said...

A perfect bread.. looks great

vidya said...

Suma
I have been following your blog for a while now and love your recipes. This bread looks delicious. Which bread machine do you use?. I am planning on buying one.
Thanks

Suma Gandlur said...

Vidya, I own a Zojirushi bread machine.

sweet Artichoke said...

yumyum! I would love to bite immediately in this bread! It looks perfect!

Jayashree said...

The bread looks so soft. I am sure it must have tasted wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Is your Zojirushi a 1 Lb or 2 Lb? The quantities are for a 1 Lb. Can you bake a 1 Lb loaf in a 2 Lb Zojirushi? Mine is a 2 Lb and I doubled the quantities, and the dough is overflowing, touching the lid. Right now is baking. I didn't know what to do to fix it.

Suma Gandlur said...

Mine is a 1 Lb machine and I usually follow the recipes that would fit my machine.
Probably, 1 lb loaf can be baked in a 2 lb machine but the size may be smaller.
Check any 'bread machine baking' book for 2 lb recipes and see if you need to adjust any ingredients' quantities instead of doubling it.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I've just bought a Zojirushi bread machine yesterday and have not tried anything yet. Can I use your recipe but use the regular course instead of the quick baking course and substitute with active dry yeast?

Suma Gandlur said...

Anonymous,
I haven't tried but I think this can be baked using the regular course with active dry yeast. I am guessing that the quantity of active dry yeast needs to be adjusted accordingly instead of substituting it for rapid rise yeast.