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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sweet Potato Yeast Bread

Growing up, my mom baked a lot of bread.  One of my favorite memories was baking bread on Saturday mornings.  We had a huge bowl, and we would make a quadruple batch of plain dough, and then the four of us would get a quarter of the dough to make our own special loaf.  I loved to make cinnamon bread.  And nothing is better than bread fresh from the oven!

I have been looking for a recipe for bread with some fall flavors.  I adapted one that I found for potato yeast bread, and tried sweet potatoes and some fall spices.  And a little brown sugar.





Sweet Potato Yeast Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground cloves and cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Preparation:

Add ingredients according to manufacturer's suggested order. Use white bread setting, light crust.
Makes a 2-pound loaf.



This is wonderful!  It is just the right blend of flavors, a little sweet, a little savory.  The sweet potato adds moisture and a nice delicate texture.



Fresh from the oven (well, bread machine...)?  Fabulous.  This would make great french toast.  Or a delicious turkey sandwich.  Leftovers would make out of this world bread pudding.

But I am thinking leftovers of this one aren't likely at our house.  We couldn't finish taking pictures without a taste.






Zentmrs
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7 comments:

  1. YUMMY
    First of all - lovely color
    And then the texture looks wonderful
    I've made some sweet-potato Challahs before so I know the taste is great

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  2. Mmm! This looks really good! I've never tried this type of bread, but I'd love to!

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  3. That looks fabulous! With the cooler temps moving in, I have been searching for yeast bread recipes. You are my savior....I am for sure going to try this. Thank you for sharing this at Foodie Friends Friday.

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  4. How neat. This is completely novel to me... I've never knew of sweet potato bread. thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

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  5. What a great recipe, I just love the Sweet Potato in this recipe and I can't wait to taste it. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. This looks delicious and is so pretty too. I can’t wait to try the recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

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