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Sweet Potato Bread

No recipe image available.Delicious as is, this sweet potato and raisin yeast bread makes excellent toast, too.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 (0.25-ounce) packages active dry yeast, or 4 1/2 teaspoons
1/2 cup warm water (about 110°F | 45°C)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 large eggs, beaten
1 small sweet potato, baked, peeled, and mashed
3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 tablespoon
1/4 cup raisins
2 tablespoons butter

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly oil or grease a mixing bowl and baking sheet.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk the yeast and water together, until the yeast dissolves. Add in the sugar, salt, pepper, and butter. Mix well and let rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in the eggs and sweet potatoes.
  4. Mix the flour and raisins together. Fold in the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, working with your hands until all the flour is incorporated.
  5. Form the dough into a small ball and sprinkle the dough with the remaining tablespoon of flour. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, turning the dough once to cover with oil. Cover the bowl with a clean cloth and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Punch the dough down and roll into an oval loaf about 8 x 3-inches. Place the loaf in the center of the prepared baking sheet. Cover and let rise until double in size, about 45 minutes.
  7. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until golden. Remove bread from the oven and transfer to a wire baking sheet and let cool.

Makes 1 loaf.