How to Make Sweet Potato Bread
Sweet potato bread is a popular item in bakeries in Spanish speaking countries, especially in Canarian cuisine. Sometimes known as a yam in North America, sweet potatoes provide a mild sweet flavor which can be ideal for a brea loaf. The mildness means it is great to be used for both sweet and savory dishes. When using the right ingredients, this is a cheap bread which can be baked easily in a home oven.
At oneHOWTO, we show you how to make sweet potato bread. Use our cheap and easy recipe for sweet potato bread at home and let us know the results by leaving a comment at the end of the recipe!
The first step in our sweet potato bread recipe is to peel and grate the raw tubers in a bowl. Then add the cinnamon, vanilla extract, grated coconut, sugar, pepper and salt. We have not provided amounts for the salt and pepper as they are to taste. Mix all the ingredients to have the base of the sweet potato bread.
Take another mixing bowl and add the butter, milk and ginger. If you've recently taken the milk out of the fridge, warm it up a little before pouring it into the container. If not, take the bottle out ahead of time so it won't be cold when you mix it with the butter and ginger. Makes until homogenous and set aside.
Although you can use sweet potato flour, this is a flourless recipe. Once you have made the two bowls of ingredients, combine them in the same container.
With the two mixtures together, stir until you get a solid dough. Grease a bread mold with a little oil and line it with baking paper.
Preheat the oven to 200 °C/390 °F. Meanwhile, pour the dough obtained in the previous step into the mold lined with baking paper.
Once the oven has reached temperature, put the mold inside and wait for the sweet potato bread to bake. It usually takes around 40-50 minutes with this temperature, but you can monitor after 35 mins to see if it is ready.
Ten minutes before it is done, you can optionally brush it with a little cold butter so you get a nice golden brown coloring.
Let the sweet potato bread cool completely before slicing. If you don't, it will be much more difficult to obtain even slices.
Now you know how to make sweet potato bread, oneHOWTO provides some ideas on how to eat it. Taking into account that its flavor is sweet and its texture is soft, it can be dipped into a cup of milk or hot chocolate.
One of the best ways to eat this sweet potato bread is to toast it and top it with your favorite toast toppings. This can be chocolate spread, fruit jam or even just a healthy serving of butter.
For savory uses, you can eat this savory bread as a sandwich with some of your favorite deli meats and fillings. It is also great as an accompaniment to a hearty fall soup.
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