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.
medium sized sweet potato, baked in the skin, cooled and then peeled,
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
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.