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Potato An Bread

Potato An Bread

Sweetened potato An paste inside bread! This is made with potato, not sweet potato. It tastes more sweet than vegetable-y. It's surprisingly delicious! Try it out.

Ingredients: 8 small rolls (about 991.7 cal; about 114.7 cal per roll)

Bread dough
Strong bread flour + cake flour
120 g+ 30 g
Sugar (white sugar)
15 g
Instant Dry Yeast
3 g
Milk (low fat) + water
50 g + ~50 g
Salt
3 g
Butter
15 g
Potato An Paste
Potatoes
About 150 g
Milk (low fat)
~30 g
Honey
~15 g
Sugar (white sugar, or artificial sweetener etc.)
To taste

Steps

1. Making the bread dough: Combine half the strong flour and cake flour in a bowl along with the yeast and sugar. Mix salt into the remaining strong bread flour and cake flour, and set it aside separately. Let the butter soften at room temperature.
2. Warm the water and milk up in the microwave,(about 10-15 seconds on high) let cool to lukewarm, and add it all at once to the flour/yeast/sugar in Step 1, aiming at the yeast. Thoroughly knead with a wooden spatula etc.
3. Add in the remaining flour and butter, and stir some more. It's okay if there are bits of butter remaining. Add more water if it seems like there is not enough. It should be a little sticky.
4. Gather the mixed dough into one lump, take it out onto a surface, and thoroughly knead. It will gradually stop sticking to your hands and will start to stretch nicely.
5. Roll the dough up after kneading, and proof for the first time. I place the dough into a bowl and cover it with a wet paper towel and plastic wrap, and place into another bowl with lukewarm water and let proof for 30-50 minutes.
6. Make the potato an paste while you wait. Wrap the potatoes in plastic wrap and steam in the microwave, peel the skin off and remove the eyes, and mash. Make sure to thoroughly get rid of the lumps. Smooth it out by stirring in milk with a spatula, and sweeten with sugar and honey.
7. Now back to the dough. Stick your finger in the center once the dough has risen to twice the size, and if it doesn't spring back up, deflate the the dough by punching it down with your fist. Divide into 8 equal portions, cover with a wet cloth, and let sit for about 10 minutes.
8. Flatten out the dough, pack in the potato an paste, place onto a baking pan covered in parchment paper, cover with a wet cloth, and proof for the second time. (20-30 minutes should be sufficient).
9. Preheat the oven to 170℃. Bake in the oven at 170℃ For 20-25 minutes, and it is done!

Story Behind this Recipe

I received a ton of potatoes, made a potato cake to use them up, and found out that sweetened potato is actually quite tasty. So I added it to bread! I used the experience I gained from a trial lesson at a cooking school, advice from a friend, and a ton of recipes.