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Sweet Potato Bread

Sweet Potato Bread
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Yield: Makes 2 loaves

Crusty, lovely-looking sweet potato bread with a nut-like flavor.


  • 7 to 7-1/2 cups white flour
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 packages dry yeast
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter (1/2 stick)
  • 2 cups very warm water
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seed
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water


Mix 5-1/2 cups white flour with all the whole wheat flour. Pour 2-1/3 cups of this flour mixture into a bowl and add sugar, salt, and yeast. Mix in butter and gradually stir in 2 cups water. Beat 2 minutes with electric mixer at medium speed and scrape bowl from time to time. Add sweet potatoes and 1/2 cup of flour mixture, and beat at igh speed for 2 minutes. Mix in remaining flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, and enough additional white flour to make a soft dough. Turn out onto floured board and knead until smooth. Place in buttered bowl, turn to grease top, coveer, and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch down and knead in 3 tablespoons sesame seed. Divide dough in half, place in 2 greased 9-inch loaf pans, cover, and let rise until doubled. Mix egg white with 1 tablespoon water and brush over tops of loaves. Sprinkle with remaining sesame seed and bake in preheated 375 degree ovenfor 35 to 40 minutes, or until done.

Updated Friday, November 21st, 2008

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