Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Spicy Sweet Potato Rolls

Sweet potatoes are tuberous roots known to all.In each and every culture,they are used in a variety of dishes.In America,they are a specific ingredient in Thanksgiving,and are baked,fried or boiled and incorporated into sweet or savoury dishes.I got wonderful sweetpotato rolls from here and turned these into spicy with little adjustments.


Sweet Potato: 1
All Purpose Flour: 1 1/4 cup
Soy milk: 1/2 cup
Sugar: 1/2 tsp
Salt: 1tsp+
Pepper: as per taste
Active Dry Yeast: 1 tsp.


Bake the sweet potato either in the oven at 375F for 35 minutes or in the microwave for 3 minutes or more.I did in the microwave,sprinkling little water on the sweet potato.Keep aside and let it cool.

Once cooled for a few minutes,peel and mash the sweet potato in a big bowl.Add soymilk,sugar,salt,pepper and yeast and mix well.Add the flour in batches and mix well to form a dough.Add more flour if needed to obtain a smooth but little sticky yellow coloured dough.The dough should be easy to handle and should be tasted for salt and pepper.You can also add other spices if needed.The original recipe gives a sweet dough but,I preferred savoury one.Knead for atleast 5-10 minutes more and then rest it covered in a bowl.

Allow the dough to rise for about 1-2 hours.Then pinch small portions of the dough and shape into buns and let these pieces rise again for another 30-45 minutes in a covered bowl.

Bake in a preheated oven at 375F for about 20-25 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.Mine took 20 minutes only.Serve warm for dinner or as breakfast rolls.The above estimate yield 5-6 medium size rolls.

They were yellow in colour and little moist and little chewy and little dense and perfect with spread or herbed cheese or choice of gravy or as themselves if properly and thoughtfully spiced.

These yellow coloured sweet potato rolls are going to Bread Baking Day #14 :Coloured breads hosted by Boaz of GrainPower.They also go Susan of Wild Yeast for Yeast Spotting .Since I have used vegan ingredients,they also go to Suganya for Vegan Ventures.

Priya of EasynTastyRecipes has tagged me to participate in a noble event of BreadLine Africa and bake bread for a WorldWide Blogger Bake Off Challenge. Baking is something I ventured into this year after coming to US.I love it,though still a novice in it and mishaps do occur.This is my humble and simple contribution to the challenge.I am not tagging anyone in particular,but anyone can take off and bake a bread for this noble cause.

Breadline Africa is a registered charity in South Africa that is seeking to put an end to poverty in South Africa and further afield in Africa. Their aim is to break the cycle of poverty and help communities to achieve long term self-sustainability. Breadline Africa was founded in 1993 by social workers and communities in South Africa with minded colleagues in Europe, (who were well placed to source out donations). They are geared to help fund small ground level projects in Africa which are most likely to succeed with financial help.

On Blog Action Day Breadline Africa launched their Worldwide Blogger Bake-Off campaign. The aim is to raise $1 million in funds for a project to convert shipping containers into locations for food production and distribution in Africa. It is hoped that these sustainable community kitchens will not only provide food such as bread and soup to those in need, but also opportunities for skills development within poor communities.

Relishing the wonderful sweet potato rolls on Recipe Marathon Day #26,lets see if the fellow runners are chugging along:1)DK 2) Srivalli 3) Ranji 4)PJ 5)Medha 6)Priya 7)Bhawna 8)Raaji 9)Ruchii 10)Anu 11)Kamala 12)Roopa 13)Divya Kudua 14)Rekha 15)Divya M 16)Lakshmi 17)Raaga 18)LakshmiVenkatesh 19) Sripriya 20)Viji 21)Kamalika 22)Pavani 23)Karuna 24)Roochi


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