Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sweet Potato Rolls Recipe

sweet potato rolls
These rolls have an interesting flavor, and great moistness from the sweet potato. They are higher in fiber than regular rolls also and are great with a little cinnamon butter, or just plain butter.

1 1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup warm milk (or 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup water)
1 package yeast
1 egg
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 stick butter melted (or 1/4 cup oil)
3 - 3 1/2 cups flour

Mix the first 8 ingredients together then add the flour. Knead to form a soft, smooth dough(about 5 minutes). Let the dough rise in a greased bowl until fully doubled, about 1 1/2 hrs. Punch it down and shape into 1 1/2 or 2 in balls, depending on how big you want your final rolls. Place them on greased baking pans with at least 1 in of space between each roll. Let them rise until doubled again, about 1 hr more. Bake on 350 degrees for 25 min. Serve warm.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Garlic Infused Bread Recipe

I cannot tell you how much I like Garlic. I'll put it in almost anything, so It's a wonder I hadn't made this bread sooner.

4 large cloves of garlic crushed
2 tbsp finely chopped herbs (like rosemary and thyme)
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup dough starter
1 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp yeast
3 -3 1/2 cups bread flour

Mix the water, dough starter, sugar,and yeast together. Stir in one cup of the flour. Stir in the garlic, herbs, and salt. Now add the rest of the flour until you have a soft slightly sticky dough. Knead a couple of minutes then let rise 2 hrs. Fold the dough over itself a few times then let rise 1 1/2 hrs. Fold it over itself again, and then let rise 1 hr. Gently shape the dough into a round loaf and place on a greased baking sheet. Let rise 1 1/2 hrs. Score the top with a sharp knife. Bake in a steamy oven at 400 degrees for 35-40 min. Enjoy.