Monday, April 1, 2013

Rustic Potato Loaves

This is absolutely a new favorite.  I went shopping with my mother-in-law for Easter.  I mentioned the idea of using sweet potatoes in this recipe instead of the Russets that it called for.  She said, "Why not, go for it!"  I'm so glad that I decided to take the chance.

I cut the sweet potatoes in small pieces because they take a bit of time to soften.

The yeast blossomed really lovely.

The potato dough was such a wonderful peachy tone.

Sarah did a great job adding the flour to the towel.

I was amazed how much these loaves rose in such a short period of time.

These smelled fantastic! We all had to fight the urge to eat all of it, the night before Easter.

A slice cooled a bit out of the oven was heavenly.  There were small bits of sweet potato that you could see in the bread. This went well with county ham the next day.


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  1. I wondered if anyone would try sweet potatoes on this - it looks absolutely wonderful!

  2. I was wondering what would happen with sweet potatoes! I'm sharing this with my sister-in-law too!

  3. I love the look of your sweet potato bread! It crossed my mind while I was making the bread as instructed. Thanks for going outside the box on this one. I'll have to give it a try.

  4. Great variation - I'm not surprised it made such a good addition to your holiday dinner. The colour is beautiful, too.

  5. What a great idea to use sweet potatoes. Have to try that since I always have them in the pantry. LOVE the color.