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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Potato Chive Bread Recipe

Now that summer’s officially over (boo!), and everyone’s garden is bursting with extra food that they want to give me (yay!) I have potatoes a plenty. It’s the perfect time to make a loaf of Potato Chive Bread in the bread maker.

Potato Chive Bread Recipe

You will need

1/3 cup shredded potato (a food processor is great for this project)

2 teaspoons margarine or butter (I prefer butter, I think it tastes better in baking)
1 cup milk



2 ½ cups flour (I rarely use bread flour in my bread maker and it still turns out great)

2 tablespoons chopped chives (fresh if possible)

2 teaspoons sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon active dry yeast

Notice I didn’t mention local, organic, etc. type of ingredients for this recipe. I did that on purpose because I’m not sure what’s available in your area. The last time I made this bread, I went local. The potatoes came from my in-laws garden and the fresh chive came from a pot on my patio. I know you can’t get those.

If desired, cook the shredded potato in the margarine/butter until tender and brown. I didn't do this and my bread came out OK because I have a bread maker that pretty much pulverizes everything like fruit, raisins, etc. I shredded the potato in the food processor first, for thorough cooking and easy pulverizing. Your mileage may vary according to the quirks of your bread maker.

Select the 1 pound loaf size on your bread machine (if applicable.) Add the ingredients in the order listed and according to the manufacturer’s directions. Start the bread machine and wait until done.

Optional: Take this bread to a family reunion and amaze them with your bread making skillz.