3 September, 2013
B for Baked PotatoPosted in : Accompaniments, Baked, Blogging Marathon, Cream Cheese, International Cusine, Pepper on by : ArchanaPotdar Tags: Baked, Baked Potato, Blogging Marathon, International Cusine, Potato
We are at Blogging Marathon are blogging with alphabets this month. Yesterday was the first day with “A”, today a new day with the next alphabet “B”!
The choice for the letter “B” in the Blogging Marathon was over before it began.
It was decided in just 2 minutes in our family trip down to Pachgini. It was my younger daughter’s choice “Baked Potatoes!!”
For once I was not breaking my head over what to make but how to make it! For when I googled I had some many recipes about Baked Potatoes. I was like a kid in the sweets shop. Each recipe seemed better than the next one.
Finally I stuck to the basics for a simple reason. I have never tasted baked potato so I have no idea what it should taste like, if it is not acceptable to the girls palate I will be left behind with a baby that will have to be binned.
To bake potatoes please take the precaution of pricking the potatoes all over as this will help the steam to escape and you will not have accidents.
You can bake potatoes by either wrapping them in foil or baking them directly in a hot oven. In the first way the jacket is not crisp other than that there is no difference in the two methods.
I choose to bake them directly. In most of the recipes that I saw there were large potatoes used I preferred to use medium sized it reduced my cooking time to about ½ an hour.
Bake them at 250°C till they are done. The best way to test if the potatoes are done is piercing them with a sharp knife. But I prefer to go by the nose. They are done you cannot miss the aroma.
Once you get them out of the over carefully scoop out a little of the potato and add a dollop of cream cheese. My daughter has told me to add Amul butter first then top it with cream cheese next time .
If you want to make cream cheese at home check here.
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