5.21.2011

Posted by Jo W. in , | 3:33 PM No comments
I love sweet potato fries. I have been making oven fries quite frequently, and the last time I made them, I tossed a whole sweet potato in the oven, as well. I wanted to make something with the baked sweet potato, so I decided to make bread. Although this is a yeast bread, it is very easy to mix together because it does not require much kneading.


This is a high hydration bread, so the dough is very soft and can get sticky. The trick is to not handle the dough too much. When mixing and kneading, gently scoop the dough onto itself instead of punching and pushing the dough around. The bread is yeasty, slightly sweet, and has a closed crumb. The color is more orange-y than pictured. 






Sweet Potato Bread
Makes one loaf


1 tsp yeast
2/3 cup warm water
1 medium sweet potato, baked
2 Tbsp turbinado sugar (or white sugar)
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Add the yeast to the water, and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
Scoop out the sweet potato flesh and mash well with a spoon in a large mixing bowl. Add the sugar, salt, and oil. Add the yeast mixture and mix well.
Add the flour to the sweet potato mixture, and mix until a dough forms. Use your hands to gently knead the dough. It will be a very soft dough. Add a little flour if it gets too sticky. You want to knead/mix until the dough is uniform.
Place the dough in an oiled loaf pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place for about 60 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake for about 35-40 minutes.

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