James beard sweet potato rolls

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 packs Yeast (1/4 ounce packages)
¼ cup Sugar
½ cup Water (110 - 115 degrees)
3 tablespoons Melted butter
1 tablespoon Salt
3 Eggs - one of which is
Beaten together with 2
TB heavy cream
3 To 3 1/2 cups flour
½ cup Mashed sweet potatoes

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl combine yeast with 1 tablespoon of sugar and warm water, let proof for 5 minutes. Add remaining sugar, butter, salt, and 2 of the eggs to the yeast mixture, stir to blend well. Stir in the flour, 1 cup at a time, and then stir in the sweet potato. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 2- 3 minutes adding only enough flour to prevent it for sticking to the board. When the dough is smooth and springy, shape it into a ball. Place in a oiled bowl, and coat the dough completely with oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let sit in a warm place until it doubles in size, about 1 hour. Punch down the dough and shape into 2 dozen golf ball sized balls. Place them on a buttered cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Cover and let rise until doubled in size. Brush the rolls with the beaten egg and cream mixture. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

Yield: 2 dozen rolls


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