Big's Sweet Potato Rolls

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by bigmike&nan, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Somebody mentioned sweet potatoes here and it got me thinking of this recipe... How cooking is 90% inspiration and 10% perspiration. LOL

    One thing about cooking, every once in a while you say WHY NOT and maybe, just maybe you get lucky with a new idea. Hopefully this is one of those GOOD ideas. On the way to the movies I said to myself (SELF,) why not replace mashed potatoes with mashed sweet potatos when you make potato rolls...

    After doing the potato rolls a couple times I found that if you stash some of the dough in a floured zipper bag in the fridge for 5 days or so and then bake them off they really are very, very good... Anyway I digress. After the movie I went to my favorite cheap mexican produce store on Route 9 and got about 4 pounds of sweet potatoes... I took two big ones and washed them real good, patted them dry with a paper towel, ripped a large piece of aluminum foil and laid it in a cast iron skillet - I rubbed EVO on the sweet potatoes, sealed them up in the foil and baked them off for about 90 minutes in a 400 degree oven. I let them cool, peeled and mashed them and proceeded to make this dough...

    Mis en place

    1 1/2 Tsp. dry yeast
    1/2 c. lukewarm water

    2/3 c. shortening
    1 tsp. salt
    1/2 c. sugar
    2 c. mashed SWEET potatoes
    1/2 Tsp. fresh grated nutmeg
    1 c. scalded milk
    2 egg

    6 to 8 c. flour

    Mash sweet potatoes, add shortening, sugar, salt and eggs, cream into the potatoes well. Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water, add to lukewarm milk, then add to potato mixture.

    Add sifted flour to make a stiff dough. Toss on floured board and knead well.

    Put into large bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise to double in bulk, about 2 hours. Knead lightly. Rub over top with melted butter, place in casserole, cover tightly with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator until ready to bake. Let dough rest refrigerated at least a couple hours. Unused dough can be kept for a week in a big plastic zipper bag.

    About 1 1/2 hours before baking time, pinch off dough, shape into rolls as desired, spread out your rolls evenly on a parchment lined baking pan, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise until light - about 90 minutes works best. Brush tops with a little melted butter and bake in 375 degree oven for 15 - 20 minutes until lightly golden and done. Enjoy

    Postscript: these turned out quite nicely, I'm gonna have to pull the last of the pulled pork out of the freezer to try these on...

    below are the regular potato rolls...
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    You've combined two of my favorite foods- sweet potatoes and bread.
    Those look and sound fabulous! DH will tell you, I am a sweet potato addict- and I like them with salt and pepper usually!

    As a btw, sweet potatoes microwave just fine, unlike russets. I poke holes with a fork, put them on a paper towel and nuke for 4 minutes. Then I turn them over- both top to bottom and end by end, and another 4 minutes, or until they feel squishy.

    Thanks for all your great recipes! [​IMG]
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    They look wonderful! [​IMG]

    I will most definitely have to try these.

    Thanks for sharing this with us! [​IMG]
  4. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 3, 2011
    burnley, UK
    they really do look yum Mike [​IMG]
  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    That recipe sounds like it is really yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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