Thursday, December 10, 2015

Loaded Baked Potato Bread (Bread Machine Easy) - 52 Side Dishes

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Here's a fantastic loaf of bread.  Plenty of flavors... the flavors of that classic appetizer... Loaded Potato Skins...

Instant Potato Flakes makes this soft and a great "crumb" for sandwiches.

Sour Cream adds extra moisture throughout with a hint of that snappy flavor.

BACON BACON BACON... YOU BET!  Real bacon mixed throughout.

Chives for a hint of Savory Onion flavor!

This is a fantastic flavored bread that would be perfect to serve along side a soup (Getting cold isn't it a great time for soup?).

And all made easy with that handy dandy favorite of mine, the Bread Machine doing all of the work of mixing, kneading and the first rise. Making this a real CROWD PLEASER, and a very easy DIY Bread that people will RAVE about!


 OK... Here's what I did...

Loaded Baked Potato Bread (Bread Machine Easy)

  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 3 Cups Bread Flour
  • 2 TBS Dry Milk Powder
  • 2 TBS Sugar
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Instant Mashed Potato Flakes
  • 3 Pieces CRISPY Fried Bacon, crumbled to bits
  • 3 TBS Chives
  • 1 Package Instant Bread Machine Yeast
Cooking Directions
  1. Follow the set up directions for your Bread Machine. Add the ingredients (in order) to the bowl of the machine.
  2. Set machine to the DOUGH SETTING and allow the machine to perform the mix, knead and first rise steps of bread making.
  3. When the machine has finished it;s cycle (usually 1 hour and 20 minutes to an hour and a half) and the bread has risen to the top of the lid (maybe an additional 15 minutes), remove the dough. Form into a ball , lightly coat the ball with a bit of Olive Oil, place in a large bowl, cover the bowl with a towel, place bowl in a warm dry place and let rest for 30 minutes to an hour until the dough has risen nearly double in size.
  4. Transfer the ball to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper/
  5. Brush the top of the loaf with melted butter or Olive Oil (optional but will make your bread glow!).
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, cover the bread with a damp (but not wet) tea towel and allow a final rise for 30 minutes. Take a SHARP bread knife and gently make 2 or 3 slashes 1/2 inch deep and across the length of the top of the loaf. Be gentle, do not deflate the risen bread.
  7. Bake uncovered for 27 minutes until the crust is golden brown and delicious looking.
  8. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing.and ENJOY!


So,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Ways to Cook Side Dish Recipes"!!!

Sure the meat gets all the glory but real cooks know it's the spread... the specialty Side Dishes that makes a meal rise or fall. Here's a few of my favorite recipes that will help to create that illusive COMPLETE MENU!

LOTS of Potato Sides, Vegetable Sides, Specialty Salads, Bread and MORE!


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