Thursday, March 04, 2010

Yes, I know, it's another soup...

The most recent assignment for HBin5 was a delicious one, and while I didn't complete each of these breads, I have to say we ate really well! I mixed up the whole batch of dough, but brought half of it with us to RI where we made thin crust pizzas with D for E's birthday dinner. This dough made fantastic pizza crust! It was light and crispy and the olive oil flavor was wonderful with our toppings: rotisserie chicken, red onion and goat cheese, and pepperoni and cheese for D. I highly recommend it!

The assignment:
1 full recipe of 100% Whole Wheat Bread w/Olive Oil from Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day.
Pages 81-82 – 1 loaf of 100% Whole Wheat Bread w/Olive Oil
Pages 225-226 – 1 loaf of Aloo Paratha
Pages 220-222 – 1 loaf of Southwestern Focaccia w Roasted Corn and Goat Cheese

Making pizza meant I wouldn't have enough dough for the focaccia, since I didn't want to sacrifice the Aloo Paratha. It sounded too good. While it isn't a traditional Aloo Paratha, it was pretty darn good! If you want to make a traditional Indian Paratha, visit Apartha's Blog, My Diverse Kitchen, for a recipe and handy video. When making the HBin5 version, I used one huge sweet potato in place of white potatoes. Why? I like them better, it was all I had on hand, and it's better for you, duh. I added a teaspoon full of garam masala to my potato filling and had to up the salt a bit, too. I did end up with a few air bubbles, but the flavor was awesome, and even E liked it. 

After filling my dough, I ended up with a lot of filling left over. That was one mammoth potato. I couldn't let it go to waste, so into a pot it went with a little leftover pumpkin puree, more peas, and some stock to make a soup. Fast, easy, soo yummy! Plus, with the health benefits of the pumpkin (it's loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins C and E), the sweet potato (also full of antioxidants and vitamins, that's why it's called a super food!) and yes, even the peas ( good sources of vitamin, C, K and carotenes) it's a power soup!

Triple "P" Super Soup (or Souper Soup if you are punny, which I am not, 'cause obviously)

1 cup mashed sweet potato
1 cup pureed pumpkin
1 cup green peas (no need to thaw if they are frozen)
2-2 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. garam masala
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a medium pot and stir over medium heat until warmed through. And that's it, now share with friends or be greedy and freeze whatever you can't inhale yourself for later :)

As always, head over to Michelle's Blog to see what everyone else is cooking up for this assignment!


Elwood said...

Nothing ever wrong with another soup! Especially with the weather we've been having, and this one seem like just the ticket! Your bread looked wonderful, I was hesitant to try the Aloo, but now I might have to rethink it.

Aparna said...

After seeing all the posts for this set of HBin5 breads, I think you're right. This dough would be great as a flatbread. Your paratha loaf looks lovely.

And why should anyone snicker at soup? :)

Jenny said...

It's definitely soup weather still. Your soup looks nourishing and warm and fresh bread is the perfect accompaniment. We loved everything this dough made. I would have a hard time choosing between the aloo paratha and the foccacia for a fave.

Jessica said...

You do such a great job of coming up with creative and tasty sounding ways to use up leftovers!!

Danielle said...

what a great idea to use the filling in a soup. your aloo paratha looks great!

Petra said...

It's still the season for soup, eat them while it's still cold outside. It's perfect to warm one up from the inside out after coming in from the cold and it reheats so well. With a piece of that paratha you baked who could resist?

Michelle said...

Interesting idea to add potato to the Pumpkin Soup...we love Pumpkin Soup.

It's so nice to be able to take dough with you when you tavel!

Nice looking Aloo Paratha looks great!

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Cathy (breadexperience) said...

Mmmmm...your Aloo Paratha and that soup looks delicious! I made pizza with my dough as well.

comfycook said...

Keep the soups coming. There is no such thing as too much soup. This one looks great for this weather.

comfycook said...

Keep the soups coming. There is no such thing as too much soup. This one looks great for this weather.

Judy's Bakery & Test Kitchen said...

Everything looks fabulous and yummy. Love the soup.