Jan 21, 2009

New recipe

Today I had some extra time this morning while smallfry was napping so I decided I would bake some sweet potato bread. I had this before when I was living in Logan and I tried baking it a few times but didn't like how that recipe turned out. I found a new recipe a while ago and wanted to give it a try. I like how this recipe turned out much more than the other but it still isn't like it was in Logan. Oh well, I have had 3 slices so far today so it must be okay. Greg isn't home yet but I am sure he will love it, only he will wish there was chocolate chips in it.

Here is the recipe including my alterations:
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil ( I use canola to help keep my dad and brother in business)
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups flour sifted (I measured and then sifted the flour. I also added an extra 1/4 cup for altitude)
1 tsp bkg soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/3 cup water (I added an extra 1/4 cup for altitude)
1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes (I used a can of cut yams in syrup, but I drained the syrup)
Combine oil and sugar and beat well. (I used my Bosch to mix this up) Add eggs and beat. Combine flour, bkg soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add flour mixture and water alternately (I added three large spoonfuls of flour mixture and poured about a 1/4 cup of the water each time. I just barely mixed in between as you don't want to over mix quick breads like this). Stir in sweet potatoes (I pour the can of cut sweet potatoes right in the mixer. I did have to change from my bread hook to my whisk attachement though. I probably would use my whisk attachment the whole time next time). You can add nuts to, but not in this household. Pour into greased pans. (I grease mine and then sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
Now if you decide to make it like me and use the can of yams you will need to double everything else.
It is a lot like pumpkin bread and it is super delicious (that is my opinion anyway). It doesn't taste like sweet potatoes so if you are thinking you don't like them don't worry.
Here are some pictures

These are the yams that I use. I stock up on them in the fall when they are on sale and use them for sweet potato pies and now this.
My flour mixture, egg mixture and yams
This is what it looks like when I add the yams before mixing
Here is what it looks like after mixing. Remember not to over mix. You will have little yam lumps in the batter.

My pans that are greased and dusted with cinnamon and sugar. A doubled recipe makes 3 pans.

The finished product minus what I tasted.

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