Then it occured to me that I've made bread before, so why not add rosemary to the bread? And, heck, while I'm at it, why not throw in some other tater toppings like sour cream, fried sliced sausages & onions, and other herbs like chive and thyme and have a full-on Baked Potato Bread..!
By the time I had second thoughts about it, all of the ingredients were mixed together. But you know what? It turned out excellent, the perfect accompaniment to a bowl of hot mushroom soup on a rainy day! Enough blabbing - on to the recipe!
Rosemary, Chive & Thyme Potato Bread
½ cup mashed potatoes
3-4 cups all purpose flour
¾ cup lukewarm water
½ cup sour cream
2 teaspoon instant yeast (dry yeast)
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup sausages (thinly sliced and fried)
½ cup big onion (thinly sliced and fried)
¼ cup chopped fresh rosemary
¼ cup chopped chive
Few sprigs of thyme
Fry the thinly sliced sausages and onions together until golden brown, remove them from heat. Mixed the mashed potatoes, yeast, salt, and 2 cups of the flour together in a large mixing bowl of an electric mixer. Add the sour cream, water, rosemary, chive and thyme and fried sausages & onion, and mix together until all ingredients are combined. I also mixed in the oil from the fried sausages/onions, which there was about a table spoon of in the pan, because it improves the flavour of the loaf. At this point, you'll have a very wet, sticky mess, probably more of a batter than dough. Add additional flour or a handful at a time and mix or knead it in.