Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Sweet Potato Puff Rolls
I have not had the mental energy to do any great and exciting cooking hereabouts. Trying to figure out what to buy for Christmas for all of my kids is a taxing experience at best, and I feel like it's a cop-out to just hand out gift cards. Call me crazy, but that's how I think.
Anyway, I was perusing an old bread cookbook, when I happened upon a recipe for potato rolls. Having a small container of mashed sweet potatoes in my fridge, I thought I could make some dandy substitutions. Surprising light and fluffy, these rolls disappeared in a hurry!
SWEET POTATO PUFF ROLLS
1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes, warmed
1 cup warm milk
1 warm egg (place in a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes)
6 tsp yeast
4 cups flour
4 tsp gluten powder
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp butter, cut in small pieces
Pour the milk in your bread machine bucket or mixing bowl; sprinkle the yeast over top. Add the dry ingredients, followed by the butter, sweet potato and egg. Mix according to my bread making directions (see icon to the right); let rise 15 minutes, punch down, and form into 16 nice round rolls. Let them rise until doubled in size, about 20 to 30 minutes, then bake at 375F for 16 to 18 minutes.
My little guy cut one open the next day, put some cheese inside and cooked it in the George Foreman grill. He swore that it was a great lunch! Ryan filled two with chicken and lettuce for a nice portable lunch; clearly, these were quite good.
Thor will see you all tomorrow!