If you don’t know already, let me tell you that roasting garlic is one of the most amazing things you can do in the kitchen. It lets out a lovely aroma that delights the senses, works up your imagination and appetite and lends a wonderful flavour to the dish. So when I saw this awesome bread with roasted garlic and mashed potato, I knew I simply had to do it. It turned out so light and flavourful that even the daughter and husband were asking for seconds.
It takes a little longer to make this bread because of the additional step of roasting garlic and mashing potatoes but it is definitely time well spent which rewards you with an amazing loaf. I have used all purpose flour for this loaf but you can replace upto 50% of it with whole wheat flour or other flour of your choice. But the bread will be denser than a loaf made entirely with all purpose flour.
Adapted from New Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes
Makes one large loaf
460 gms All purpose flour
340 gms Warm water
1 1/2 tsp Instant yeast
2 tsp Salt
2 1/4 tsp Sugar
110 gms Mashed potatoes
1 garlic head
WHAT TO DO
- Preheat the oven to 200C
- Wrap the garlic head with its skin in foil and bake for 25-30 minutes
- Take it out and squeeze out the garlic pulp and set aside
- Mix the water, yeast, salt, sugar, mashed potatoes and garlic in a large bowl
- Add the flour and mix it to ensure no dry flour remains
- Cover and set aside till it rises and flattens or collapses, around 2 hours
- Refrigerate for 2-3 hours
- Take out the dough from the bowl and dust it with a little flour and shape into a ball
- Let it rest for an hour
- Preheat the oven to 250C
- Sprinkle some flour and slash the top of the dough
- Cover and bake for 20 minutes
- Take the cover off and bake for 10 minutes
- Unmould the loaf and let cool completely on a wire rack
This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2017
You know many years ago, almost during my college days I think, I bought a bread cookbook that has beautiful pictures of exotic bread and recipes that I simply couldn’t understand. I simply bought it for the pictures and hopes that I might one day bake all those breads..you are turning into one of those authors in the book with pretty breads each day. I guess I can come here for a recipe than any book..great job sowmya.
You made my day Valli. Am so overwhelmed reading your comment. Thank you so much!!
Excellent ! What a flavourful bread , aw ! I would love to eat some from this please . Seriously you have rocked with your beautiful breads and need a very big pat ! Kudos !
Omg, this bread looks super crusty Sowmya, especially that roasted garlic touch makes me drool. Incredibly beautiful.
I think I will second Valli! I too have a couple of baking books for breads but never touched them since it gives me jitters… but looking at your breads, I feel I must get to the task of baking at least one bread a month, just for getting comfortable with it. I have tried potato buns before and can vouch they do make breads really moist… the garlic flavor is definitely unbeatable!
While going through your post, I was already thinking that I’ll steel (; all your bread recipes.They look so good and tempting and sound unique, at least to me 🙂
You had me at roasted garlic and potato. I think I will have to bake this bread asap for the family. Pinned!!
Roasted garlic and potato sound amazing in the bread.
This bread has such a gorgeous texture toasted with some butter it will be awesome