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Friday, March 19, 2010

Sweet Potato Yeast Bread

This is a must try!!! The smell of the baking bread even got John's attention.

32 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 40 min. + cooling
2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
1-3/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes (without added milk and butter)
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter, softened, divided
1/2 cup honey
1 egg
2 teaspoons salt
3 cups whole wheat flour
3-1/4 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup butter, softened
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sweet
potatoes, 1/2 cup butter, honey, egg, salt and whole wheat flour.
Beat until smooth. Stir in enough all-purpose flour to form a soft
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in
half. Shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf
pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 25 minutes.
Bake at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown (cover
loosely with foil if top browns too quickly). Remove from pans to
wire racks. Melt remaining butter; brush over warm bread. Cool.
In a small bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Stir in
walnuts. Serve with bread. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 225 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 263 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein

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