Monday, December 10, 2007
Sweet Potato Rolls
(Shaping, Slashing w/ scissors, dorure, and the finished product)
This recipe was passed on to me by Emma C. of Littlechefbigknife
2 TBS yeast
1/2 c warm (tepid) water
2 TBS honey
4 TBS white sugar
4 TBS brown sugar
3 TBS unsalted butter, melted
1 3/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
3 1/2 - 4 c all purpose flour
1 c sweet potatoes, mashed
2 TBS dorure (egg+milk wash to glaze the tops... 1 yolk and a splash of milk will do)
Combine yeast and water and allow to proof. Combine honey, sugars,
butter, salt, eggs, and add to yeast mixture. Stir in 2 cups flour and
then add sweet potatoes and blend. Add remaining flour. Knead for
several minutes, keep sprinkling with flour to prevent sticking. Let rise until doubled, covered in plastic wrap.
Punch down and let rest several minutes.
Twist and pull the dough into a long snake and cut in 12-14 equal pieces. Shape into 12 to 14 rolls and place in a ring in two buttered 9-inch
pyrex pie dishes (or any other baking dish. Or you can just space them
out on a sheet pan, honestly). Rolls will 'grow together' as they
proof. Cover and let rise until doubled.
Preheat oven to 375-degrees.
Dorure (brush with egg wash) and bake for 20 minutes.