Iz's Baked Potato Bread

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Ingredients

  1. 1 cup bread flour
  2. 1/2 cup potato flakes
  3. 1/4 cup bacon bits
  4. 1/2 tsp ground black pepper – I LOVE pepper you may want to cut that by half
  5. 3/4 tsp sea salt
  6. 1/2 tsp instant yeast
  7. 3 1/2 oz ice water – just shy 1/2 cup
  8. 1 oz cheese – manchego or sharp cheddar

Method

  1. Change Add all ingredients but water and cheese to a bowl
  2. Change Mix ingredients together
  3. Change Add water
  4. Mix until incorporated work on lightly floured table until smooth and a bit warmed (The ice water is to give you enough time to work this dough without it getting too warm)
  5. Change Place back into bowl and cover
  6. Allow to double About 2 hours
  7. Change Shape into peasant shape It should resemble a baked potato Place on a cormeal dusted pan Cover with plastic wrap
  8. Preheat oven to 450°F
  9. Change Allow to double again About 90 minutes Or when it holds a dimple when pressed with a finger For a more realistic look wash with egg simple syrup or half amp half If you prefer not to it will not affect the flavor only the appearance With a razor blade or sharp knife cut the length of the loaf
  10. Top with shredded cheese and bake for 20 – 30 minutes or more until hollow sounding when tapped on bottom or internal temperature reaches 180°F – 200°F
  11. Allow to cool

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