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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Sweet Potato Rolls

I have head about sweet potato rolls for years, but never tried making them.  I had a leftover baked sweet potato in the fridge and decided to try making them.  They turned out incredible.   I highly recommend trying them.

1 medium sized sweet potato, baked in the skin, cooled and then peeled, 
3 cups hot milk, 
about 1/2 cup brown sugar, 
1/2 cup melted butter. 

Place all of these in a blender and whirl until smooth. Pour into your bowl. I use my Kitchen Aid Mixer.   Add 2 tbsp. yeast, 1 tsp. salt and about 6 cups of all purpose flour. Add all to the bowl and mix with a dough hook until very smooth and elastic, adding up to another cup of flour if needed. You want a fairly soft dough. Place in a large greased bowl, cover and allow to rise until doubled about an hour and a half. Punch down and form into balls a little bigger than a golf ball and place in a well greased pan. Cover with a dry towel and allow to rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees until nicely browned. Take care not to over bake. Makes about 3 dozen.

For a sweet treat, when you make your little balls of dough, dip them in melted butter, then in a mixture of brown sugar, finely chopped pecans and cinnamon, then place in the greased pan, allow to rise and bake as above. These are addicting.