Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sweet Potato Bread

An case you cared, I was able to get outside yesterday afternoon and take a couple of pictures of my nearly microscopic lettuce, miniscule radishes and onions; I added them to my post. Of course, that was yesterday.

I had some leftover mashed sweet potato from Sunday night's dinner, and decided to turn it into bread. It did make a good bread, served with steak, and was fine for toast and peanut butter sandwiches, too. It didn't really have much different flavor from most other bread, but I knew from the color that it was better than white bread. My picky eaters both consumed it without complaint, too.


1 cup warm water
1 cup warm mashed sweet potatoes
3 or 6 tsp yeast (see my bread guidelines)
2-1/2 cups white flour

1/2 cup cornmeal
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt

Mix up in your bread maker, or using my guidelines. Form into 2 loaves in 8"x4" loaf pans, let them rise until doubled in size, and bake at 375F for 24 to 29 minutes, depending upon how dark you want the crust. This was good with steak, but would be great with chicken!

As an aside to whoever "Anonymous" was: You commented on my last bread post that my bread was ugly. OK, it was. You try turning out 5 pounds of meat, 2 to 3 pounds of starch, 2 vegetable side dishes, bread and dessert in the course of 90 minutes, and tell me just how pretty you can make your bread. I'm thick skinned, so you can't insult me. Just have the nerve to state your name, and I'll respect your opinion.

Have a nice day, everyone! Tomorrow is Thorsday, and since this is his birthday week, I'm going to show you a couple of Thor's baby pictures!


grace said...

interesting--i'm very familiar with potato bread, but i don't think i've ever come across a sweet potato bread. clearly, it'd be superior--thanks for the eye-opener!

SissySees said...

Hmmm... Sissy would LOVE sweet potato bread. Wonder what I could substitute for the cornmeal for her?

We're having more rain here today. This is just ridiculous.

Christo Gonzales said...

I like potato bread a lot - and interesting that this has no sweet potato flavor - I would have a hard time not plucking the little lettuce shoots and eating them on the spot...

Paula said...

Sweet potato bread sounds wonderful; very artisan-y! Love seeing the signs of life in your garden ALREADY! To the anonymous commenter: Get a life. Live a little. Sign your name. Geesh. Hope Thor had a wonderful birthday!

Unknown said...

I'm glad you were able to get outside for a bit without melting yesterday. I love that you show your cooking all the time. How rude on someone to comment on the appearance.

Love the growing garden. g

Pam said...

I can't stand it when people have the nerve to say something like that but are to cowardly to sign their name.

I personally think your bread ALWAYS looks delicious AND beautiful.

Your new garden sprouts are looking good too.

buffalodick said...

Anyone who thinks food isn't pretty, hasn't ever been hungry... anonymous remarks are from jealous cowards, to be taken with a grain of salt!

noble pig said...

Well as the potato queen, I am in love with this bread. Yum-o! Potatoes and bread are such a good combo especially the sweet ones.

Melanie said...

I think I will try this bread sometime very soon! (perhaps tonight??)

I still haven't had the courage to try my breadmaker again, after the hard crust incident.

pam said...

I cannot believe that someone said your bread was ugly. Seriously.

Claire S. said...

It's not about how it looks, it's about how it TASTES ! Anyway, I think they always look great. And I've never heard of potato bread. It looks good.

Thor and Jack said...

Hi Marjie and Thor!
Thanks for visiting my blog =)
Sweet potato bread looks delicious!Looking forward to see your pup pictures, Thor!

See you soon!
Your pal,

Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

I can't stand the spineless wonders who make ugly comments under anonymous. You set them straight girlfriend. All I know is any bread recipe of yours I've tried and I have tired a few, tasted phoenominal!

You are one talented and creative lady my firend!

Mickle in NZ said...

I think this bread looks beautiful, and as delicious as it tasted. The yeast must have loved the sugar element from the sweet potatoes.

And a good way to smuggle vegetables into the reluctant.

The plum blossom is so pretty - the tree was a great find, I hope it fruits for you.

Happy Birthday Thor! Sending pats and big huggles from downunder, Michelle and Zebbycat

Tatersmama said...

I'm running behind, but I'll get caught up eventually!

Thanks for sharing Thor's baby pictures!!! He's always been beautiful, hasn't he! We've been discussing getting a new puppy, and I'm holding out for a Thor!

I LOVE the look of your bread, and I post my name with MY opinions!
You sweet potato bread sounds (and looks) yummy and I have a few spares, so I might get cooking this weekend!