Courgette, potato & cheddar bread

Courgette, potato & cheddar bread

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins Plus rising

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into 6-8

Make the most of your garden glut with this simple idea to transform seasonal veg into something everyone will love

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving (8)

kcalories
330
protein
10g
carbs
60g
fat
8g
saturates
3g
fibre
3g
sugar
2g
salt
0.22g

Ingredients

  • 500g new potatoes
  • 500g strong flour
  • 7g sachet dried yeast
  • 1 courgette
  • 85g strong cheddar (or vegetarian alternative), grated
  • few thyme sprigs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing

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Method

  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water until just tender, drain and allow to cool a little. Put the flour and yeast into a large bowl. When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, coarsely grate half straight into the mix, tossing occasionally to coat in the flour. This will stop the potatoes sticking in clumps.
  2. Grate in half the courgette, add half of the cheese and strip in half of the thyme leaves. Add 1 tbsp olive oil mixed with 175-200ml hand-warm water. Bring the dough together and knead for a couple of mins. Put into a lightly oiled bowl, cover and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
  3. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Grease a 20cm x 30cm tin. Push the bread dough into the tin firmly, pushing out air. Finely slice the remaining potatoes and courgette. Scatter over the top along with the remaining thyme and poke in roughly with your fingers so the slices stick out a little. Cover with oiled cling film and leave to rise again for about 45 mins. Drizzle with the rest of the olive oil, scatter with the remaining cheese, then cook for 50 mins-1 hr, until well risen and golden. Leave to cool, then serve, cut into squares.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2011

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PoleCatCaz's picture

So wish I'd read these comments earlier!! Definitely needs some salt! So bland. Disappointed but hopeful for a better next attempt!

Heidi07's picture

I wish I had read the comments prior to making this as the taste was disappointing for something which looked so good. I used granary bread flour as it was all I had. This worked out fine but the lack of salt definitely affected the overall flavour. I will try it again using the suggestions made by others to see how different it is.

tickers's picture

I like the look of this but see there are variations on the recipe, so how much salt, pepper, yog, turmeric etc?

barleybird's picture
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Made with salt, cayenne and yoghurt this is a delicious bread, excellent to complement a soup, a salad or a curry. Like that, it deserves 5stars. My guests liked it so much that they took the leftovers with them when they left. But how can GF produce such a recipe without listing salt?

lisenh2709's picture
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I really like this and have made it a couple of times now. It is a super bread along with for instance a veggie main. But I took the advice of other reviewers and added salt, pepper and a pinch of cayenne, and I used yoghurt instead of water. Oh yes, and of course lots of turmeric. Turmeric gives a lovely colour and a wonderful smell. The taste is very subtle indeed, you can't go wrong. My rating is based on these adjustments.
- I have also made this with cooked red lentils instead of potatoes, which was just as good or even better. (Red lentils can replace mashed potatoes in any recipe, as far as I know.) They will be wetter than potatoes, so liquids in the recipe should be reduced somewhat, but the dough may very well be quite wet. Mine was too moist to be kneaded, but the resulting bread was perfect.

rosieob's picture

The taste was great but it seemed a little heavy - perhaps I didn't prove long enough? Or may be it needs a second proving?

savage22's picture
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I added a large tablespoon of salt to the flour, 3 red & 2 white onions caramelised, used smoked cheddar (doubled quantity), doubled the courgette, doubled the thyme and sprinkled 1/2 tablespoon of Smoked Maldon Sea Salt on the foccacia before cooking and it still seemed to lack something...maybe some yogurt mixed into the dough next time or blue cheese on the top?

jojoe7777's picture
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Very bland, was very tempted to add red onions but decided as it was my first attempt to follow the recipe closely. Very disappointed with the taste. I think next time I will add herbs and maybe caramelised onions to add flavour.

sarahbowman's picture
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Definitely needs some seasoning. The photo looks lovely which prompted me to make the recipe, and my finished product looked just as good but i was disappointed with the lack of flavour.

bethocallaghan's picture
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I added some salt as glorious suggested and thought the bread was lovely. Nice flavour - went well with a salad.

glorious's picture

i added a teaspoon of salt i think that is what is what is missing. I make a potato focaccia which is similar, and it is really nice to have with a salad.

jlyons's picture
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No flavour at all. Needs onion in it maybe. Very disappointing.

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