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


lubnakarim06 said...

Wow nice turn to the recipe. Looks yum yum.

Deepthi Shankar said...

that looks real yum

Yasmeen said...

Scrumptious rolls for a worthy cause:)

Unknown said...

good choice for all the events u send looks so soft nice colour too
what i can replace with soymilk

Recipeswap said...

Lovely Texture.

Adlak's tiny world said...

pleasant colored and lip smaking rolls.

Srivalli said...

Thats a lovely one PJ...looks soft!

Cham said...

Looks yummy with a sweet potato touch :)

Priya Suresh said...

Lovely n scrumptious potato rolls...Thanks a lot n appreciate really ur efforts...rolls looks soft n fluffy..

raaji said...

U use potatoes a lot just like me....:).I love them baked....

Medhaa said...

these look really delicious, perfect rolls

Beyond Curries said...

The buns have come out very well Sweatha. You don't seem to be a novice at all.

Unknown said...

Lovely rolls , I have never baking bread, have to make it some day:)

Uma said...

looks so delicious and soft.

Susan said...

Beautiful, tasty, healthy, and for a good cause -- it doesn't get much better than this!

Mrs Starke said...

Hi - Tamsin Starke here from Breadline Africa.
Thanks so much for joining the Blogger Bake Off. Your rolls look so yummy!
We've had a lot of support so far but still have along way to go.
Please don't forget to add your recipe to and get your readers to vote for you. We have 3 categories in which you can win prizes. Good luck!
Very (very) soon, we'll be emailing out our first newsletter and we hope to keep these going throughout the Bake Off campaign so you can see the different projects we'll be supporting in Africa with the funds raised.
I'm really excited and am so happy people are helping us.
Happy baking and good luck!
Tamsin - Breadline Africa (Cape Town)

Sunshinemom said...

Looks really tasty! I see you too are veganising many of your bakes:)

Sunshinemom said...

Had a question Sweatha - I made buns with sweet potatoes earlier this week with another recipe and noticed that they smelled of sweet potatoes. Also next morning they hardened - did you notice that with your buns? Usually this doesn't happen, so I was wondering whether it is the sweet potatoes that did it!

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