ITANLIAN POTATO BREAD

 

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Ingredients

  • 350gr bread flour
  • 1 L. Russet potato
  • 1 T. Dry yeast
  • 1/2 t. Salt, kosher
  • 1 C. Potato water
  • 1 L. Egg, beaten, with 1 t. water.

Directions

  • Peel the potato cover with water and simmer for about an hour, add water to cover if needed.
  • Place a casserole half full of hot water on the floor of a cold oven, turn oven on to it’s lowest setting for 5 minutes.
  • Sift 200gr flour and dry ingredients together in a mixer bowl.
  • When potato is fork tender remove from water, rice the potato directly into the flour mixture, mix on low with a flat beater to incorporate.
  • Replace the flat beater with a dough hook. Add 1 cup of potato water and mix, add 1/4 C. flour at a time until a shaggy mass has formed.
  • Add sprinkles of flour as needed to keep the dough from sticking.
  • The water will need to be between 120º and 130º F to activate the yeast.
  • Once a dough ball has formed, increase mixer speed to medium and knead for 10 minutes.
  • Place mixer bowl in the oven and let rise for 1-1/2 hours.
  • Push the dough down then knead for 10 minutes.
  • Return dough to oven and let rise 1 hour.
  • Push dough down then knead for 5 minutes, set aside to rest for 10 minutes before shaping.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350º, adding water to cassarole if needed.
  • Roll dough to form an elongated football shape.
  • Fold the ends to the center and press them down, now fold the side to the center and pinch together along the seam.
  • Place the loaf seam side down in a 10” loaf pan or on a pizza peel lightly covered with corn meal.
  • Cover with a damp towel and let rise for 45 minutes.
  • Brush top of loaf with egg mixture and bake for 40 – 50 minutes or until the loaf sounds hallow when thumped.

Notes

© A. J. Di Liberti 2005

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