Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sweet Potato Bread

 This is a lovely soft bread...give it a try...

You will need:
250gr cooked sweet potato (a nice sized raw potato)
750ml cake flour
1 tsp salt
10g instant yeast
400ml warm water

Cook the potatoes till soft - then puree.
Sift the flour into a large bowl, add the salt and yeast. Make a well in the center of the flour.
Combine the wam water and sweet potatoes, to make a smooth mixture.
Pour into the well in the flour and mix and knead - it will be a sticky mixture.
Return to bowl, cover with a cloth and place in a warm spot to rise. Allow to double in size.
Preheat the oven to 220 degrees celcius.
Sprinkle a little flour on a work surface and knead the dough, just a little - divide into 2 loaves.
Place in bread tins or shape the dough on a baking tray.
Allow to rise again.
Sprinkle the breads with a little flour and bake for approx 10 minutes, then turn the oven down to 180 degrees celcius and bake for approx 10 - 20 minutes. (oven temps differ!)
The bread is cooked when it makes a hollow sound when tapped.



  1. Dear Shell, came back to your blog today looking for soup recipes-may I make a suggestion? It took long to find them cos you need a tag/label index in the side bar.......if you have one of those then if I'm looking for something I click on that and then it brings up everything you've made in that category.......just a thought (it would make my life easier when I come hunting ;-)

  2. Are you offering to do the job?
    So much to do so little time....btw make this bread it is yum!

  3. Btw can use the search this blog button....but will look into it...thanks x lol x