Monday, November 3, 2008

Monday's meal

I do love kitchen appliances. It's a fact. I even love that oft ignored appliance known as the bread machine. They are abundant in thrift stores. I think people buy them imagining the smell of fresh baked bread but get turned off by the shape of the bread or other factors. But, I'm one that doesn't mind and actually really enjoys my bread machine, in fact I own two. It's been awhile since I shared a recipe for the bread machine so I thought I'd share this one. Dust off that bread machine and get baking.


This recipe makes a 1 1/2 lb loaf.
Cook a new or small russet potato in the microwave until soft and cut it into chunks. Do not peel. The machine will mash it during the kneading. Place potato into liquid measuring cup and add water up to
the level needed to measure 1 1/2 cups. Add ingredients in order as listed and then press start for basic or white setting.

6oz potato plus water for 1-1/2 cups
1-1/2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
3 cups bread flour
1-1/2 tsp Bread Machine or instant yeast.