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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Potato - Cheese Bread



This delicious, cheesy bread comes from Cookshelf Baking by Emma Patmore. I rarely pay attention to cookbooks and generally keep recycling our family recipes for everyday cooking. However my trip to our local library doesn't end without a visit to the cookbooks aisle. It is hard to pick from the large collection over there but the titles "vegetarian / vegan" and how colorfully the dishes have been captured in the book play a part in my selection. I go through them leisurely at home and as my husband points out, I give cookbooks as much attention as an interesting novel deserves even though hardly anything interesting happens practically. :) He is not wrong, I just keep admiring the work of the author and the photographer without actually cooking anything from the book.  

The story is same with the books I own too. And so for a change, I went to my bookshelf this time instead of rushing to the library when I thought of "Cooking from a Cookbook" theme. Many years ago, a couple of books caught my husband's attention that were being sold at Michael's, the arts and crafts store. Each book had about 120 recipes, with crisp pictures and neat description. They were easy to carry and moreover sold at a petty price and so he brought them home. This Cookshelf - Baking book was one of them and I have to say this was the second recipe I tried in 8 years. :) And both this cheese bread and the Olive oil, fruit and nut cake I tried didn't disappoint. I served this bread with a salad and a veggie - corn chowder.

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp mustard powder
2 cups grated red Leicester cheese (I substituted it with sharp cheddar cheese.)
2 cups cooked and mashed potatoes
3/4 cup water (minus 2 Tbsp worked for me.)
1 Tbsp oil

Method:
* Sieve the flour, salt, mustard powder and baking powder into a bowl.
* Reserve 2 Tbsp cheese aside. Stir in the mashed potatoes and the remaining cheese into the bowl. Mix well until combined.
* Add oil and then pour in water gradually and prepare a soft dough. 
* Work on a floured surface and shape the dough into a 8 inch round loaf. 
* Place the loaf on a greased baking sheet. Mark the loaf into 4 portions with a knife, without completely cutting through. Sprinkle with the reserved cheese.


* Bake the loaf in a preheated oven at 425 deg F for about 25 - 30 minutes. (I baked about 22 minutes and at 350 deg F baked for about 10 minutes.)
* Transfer the bread to a wire rack and allow it to cool. Serve it fresh.

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19 comments:

Gayathri Kumar said...

The bread looks absolutely lovely. Even I do the same with cookbooks Suma...

Akila said...

very tempting n invitng bread

Event: Dish name starts with Q till Feb 28th

Ms.Chitchat said...

Interesting bread recipe, looks nice,am sure would taste good too. Please check my blog for tasty cup cake with cream cheese frosting.

Chitchat

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

very yummy dear...

Priya said...

This looks so good Suma. Considering that I love potatoes and cheese, this would be something perfect for me to try out :)

Vimitha Anand said...

Bread looks so yummy. will try soon

Maha Gadde said...

WONDERFULLY BAKED..NICE

Priya said...

Omg, cant resist, very catchy and beautiful crust, wish i get a huge slice rite now.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

love the upper crust and cheese stuffing is too tempting

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Absolutely delicious bread....

Foodiliciousnan said...

My cookbook story is same as yours Suma! Love to collect, but hardly try anything. Love this savoury bread. Looks so delicious! Although I love savoury more than sweet, somehow I've never attempted a non-sweet bake. Must must must give this a try

sushma said...

Delicious bread. Love the crust of the bread.

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Beautiful looking bread!! Was the bread too cheesy, because I thought 2 cups of cheese for 2 cups of flour?? I have bookmarked it and shall shoot some questions via email when I am ready to bake :)
Btw, you haven't shared veggie-corn chowder, did you?? ;)

Pinksocks said...

What a beautiful bread. The texture seems like that of a not so crisp hash brown. Kudos

Rajani S said...

I loved the first and last picture of the bread. It looks like a good combination of flavors.

Pavani said...

Yummy looking bread. My husband also has the same opinion about my cookbooks, but that doesn't stop me from buying new cookbooks :-)

Priya said...

Regarding ur q'n about the soya upma, i feel better when they are cooked Suma, never tried just by soaking them. So i cant help you here. Also i cooked as per the cook book instruction,even its says to cook the soyachunks,thats y.

Savitha Ganesan said...

Bread looks amazing with cheese.

Chef Mireille said...

This looks sinfully good