Thursday, October 23, 2014

Caramel Matcha Sweet Potato Bread

Matcha bread with taters precious!

    Boil em, mash em, stick em in a stew. Or in bread. I've always only mashed or made fries out of sweet potatoes. It didn't occur to me to make bread out of them until I started poking around a bit.
Anyway, as always please free to mod this recipe for your gluten and dairy free needs.

Gather these ingredients and heat the over to 350 F.
Sugar           Flour                    Butter (or veggie oil),
2 eggs,         Baking soda,        Salt,
Nutmeg,      Cinnamon            Allspice
Cloves        1/3 cup water        Sweet potato (enough for at least a cup).

 Feel free to add nuts. Even nut flavoring would probably be nice but I'm going to go without them for this first loaf.
Grab a bread loaf pan or whatever you would like to use and grease it.

Remove dirt and peel from sweet potato. Dice and add to a pot. Cover with water and let cook for about 13 minutes. Let's do the rest of the recipe while it's softening.

Combine flour and matcha powder. Sift until the flour turns slightly green. Sift for at least 30 seconds to a minute to ensure proper mixing. Once thoroughly mixed add baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.
1 1/2 cups   Flour
2 TBSP       Matcha powder (I used caramel flavored)
1 tsp            Baking soda
1/4 tsp         Salt
1/4 tsp         Cinnamon
1/4 tsp         Nutmeg
1/4 tsp         Allspice
1/4 tsp         Cloves

In a different bowl mix (beat) sugar and butter until well blended. Then add the maple syrup and milk; add the eggs, and lastly the sweet potato. Once the potato is done boiling stick a fork into the potato and make sure it's soft. Then dump the water out and mash. After mashing mix in with the other ingredients.
1 cup       Sugar (you can also substitute honey, agave etc)
 1/2 cup   Butter ( 8 tbsp)
1 TBSP   Maple syrup
3 TBSP   Milk
2              Eggs
1 Cup      Mashed sweet potato

Mix the dry and wet ingredients together. Raisins would also be a great addition...

Place in oven and cook for
I like to turn and poke mine every 20 mins.

So I have a little confession to make. Actually a couple. I added some raisins to 1/4 of my bread cause I was really curious as to how it would taste.... and then I also might have put a marshmallow in the middle... And uh... I almost deleted the blog because I kinda got into a cookers rut. I felt like nothing I cooked was good. Glad I didn't though. Even if no one reads this. I'm enjoying myself.

Note to self don't get excited when mashing potatoes and forget to measure them afterwards...