Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Orange Sweet Potato Rolls

This incredibly simple dish has such a flair to it! It makes people think you worked really hard, and I do admit that its fancy name and combination makes it seem like you went to culinary school just to be able to make it!

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 5 Tbs brown sugar
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 4 Tbs unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3 cups unbleached organic flour (plus about a half a cup for kneading)


Peel and cut sweet potates into small chunks. Steam them in a steamer until fork tender. Time needed will depend on the size of the chunks. Mash until just smooth (but not too much).

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the water. Stir in a tablespoon of sugar and let sit for about 5 minutes.

Add the rest of the sugar, orange zest, butter, salt, and eggs. Mix well. Mix in flour and place dough onto a lightly flourred surface. Knead dough for about 5 minutes.

Let dough rise until doubled in size (about 1 to 1 1/2 hours). Fold the dough several times more and let rest for about three minutes.

Shape dough into small rolls and put in a butterd baking pan. Cover and let rise once again until doubled in size.

Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Serve hot with cinnamon-orange honey butter.


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