Friday, November 30, 2012

Sweet Potato Bread

This is a delicious Creole bread. (remember this is from my Grand Mama's cookbook, a pinch of this, a dab of that)  Since sweet potatoes are such a staple for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas throw a few extra in while baking. 
Sweet Potato bread Yum!

4 cups Mashed Sweet Potatoes
1 1/2 pints all purpose flour (ballpark, 3 1/2 cups minus 2 1.3 tsp)
1  pints milk (2 cups)
2 Tbs butter
1 Tb salt
1/2 teacup fresh yeast or 1/2 cake of compressed yeast (1/2 package of active dry yeast)

Make certain potatoes are baked. peeled then mashed. Add the milk,yeast & salt into a bowl; add butter (melted) beat thoroughly and set over night in a warm place.  In morning add mashed potatoes (pressed through a sieve) gradually add flour (sifted @ east 3 times for lightness) Beat into a sponge; cover set in warm place to rise (double) turn on to bread board mold into loaves and lightly greased pans let rise till light. Bake in moderate (350 degree) oven about 45 minutes.

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