This is the first day of not only the Mega Marathon where we blog on all days of the month except Sunday but it also marks the 75th run of the Blogging Marathon. Yay!
As I posted yesterday, I will be posting Bread recipes for the entire month of April. I started this blog to primarily record my adventures and misadventures in bread baking. I couldn’t bake as often as I wanted due to various reasons and so have been writing about other food as well. But I always felt I wasn’t doing justice to the name of my blog and so this month will be all about breads.
This first bread is from Slovenia and called Andover Kruh. It is made with buckwheat flour and potato and so it is dense as compared to the regular bread. But the flavour and the chewy crumb more than make up for that. So here goes –
Country of origin – Slovenia
Makes one 7″ loaf
Recipe adapted from here
WHAT WE NEED
Buckwheat flour 165 gms
All purpose flour 50 gms
Potato, medium size 1
Instant yeast 2 gms
Lukewarm water 130 ml
WHAT TO DO
- Boil the potato well and peel it.
- Mash it thoroughly and set aside
- Mix the buckwheat flour with all purpose flour and salt. Set aside
- Mix the yeast and water
- Add the flour and mashed potato to the yeast mixture and knead well for 4-5 minutes bu hand
- Keep the dough in a greased bowl for an hour or till it doubles in size.
- Knock down the dough and knead for 1-2 minutes
- Shape it into a ball and place it on the greased baking tray
- Set aside for 45 minutes
- Preheat the oven to 190C
- Bake for 40 minutes. The top should have browned well.
- Let cool completely before cutting it into slices
- Serve with butter, honey or jam
This is the Day 1 post for the April Mega Marathon starting with Letter A
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 75
Sowmya, the bread looks awesome. All breads ? wow that is going to be some experience. This bread looks unique and rustic. Looking forward to all the breads now.
Thanks a lot Vaishali!
That is simply awesome that you are going to blog on breads. I am going gaga over it Sowmya!. Coming to today’s bread, well I can’t even pronounce it right but the bread looks great. I can’t wait to see how you have picked up the breads.
Thank you Valli!
Lovely bread recipes for the entire marathon!! I am going to learn a lot from you !! Cant wait!!
Thank you so much
the confidence with which u offered people to help with the list , i was sure you have done some solid research on this topic…the name would have never clicked in me to look up for recipe considering it sounds like an ancient historic site…the recipe is supe simple and the bread looks fabulous for it…great start
Thanks! And lol….I am just good at planning and making lists but the execution is a different story in itself!
That is an amazing bread Sowmya. Buckwheat and potato seem to go hand in hand in many cuisines. Looking forward to all your bread creations this month.
Bread queen , I am so looking forward for the other 25 breads. This bread looks amazing.Can imagine the chewy crumb. Let me get the buckwheat flour and try this out
Sowmya, baking all breads is marvelous. I started off with that thought and then changed my list. This bread has a lovely texture and I love dense breads. Looking forward to the rest of your breads 🙂
Potato based breads are my favorite, they are soft and fuss free. The loaf looks perfect!
Good one, Sowmya, the name itself is a mouthful 🙂 Looking forward to all the breads this month.
That loaf looks great.. Love that texture. Never worked with buckwheat flour and potato together.. Have to try this one.
Thank you Srividhya. Do try and let me know how you like it
That’s an interesting bread and the combination of buckwheat and potatoes sounds very unique.Looking forward to your all breads this month.
Thank you Sapana
Amazing, so you are going to post only breads,love your sub theme SOwmya. And this Ajdov kruh looks prefect to kick start a day with some butter and jam.
Thank you Priya
how did you find out so many bread recipes?? Nice sub-theme making it more challenging. the bread looks perfect.
Thank you so much Ruchi