I have tried the incorporation of purple sweet potato in a bread dough. The preparation was almost the same with one in making any other bread, only that mashed purple sweet potato was added in the dough, together with the wet ingredients in a bread machine.
As I expected, it turned out so good. It rise well, the texture was soft and fluffy with beautiful light purple colour. The taste of the purple sweet potato was so light, almost undetectable.
Here is the recipe. I added a bit of milk powder and had substituted 1 whole egg with 2 egg yolks.
120 ml water
120 ml water
50 gr margarine
1 egg (2 egg yolk)
100 gr purple sweet potato, steamed and mashed300 gr bread flour (+ 15 gr milk powder)
60 gr sugar
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
1 egg yolk for brushing
Grated cheddar cheese for sprinkling
Cocoa powder + sugar for sprinkling
- Place The ingredients in the above order into the bread bucket of breadmachine. Select the dough menu and press start. Wait until the machine beeps.
- Remove the dough to a floured table top. Punch the dough. Cut to divide the dough, 25 gr each. Place them on a greased baking pan. Cover with a tea towel.
- For cheese bread: Take 1 piece of dough, roll it flat into oval shape. Make 2 incision lengthwise. Braid it and pinch the end together. Place on the tin again, cover and let rise until doubled in size. Brush with yolk and sprinkle with cheese.
- For choco bread: Take 1 piece of dough, roll it flat into oval shape. Sprinkle with chocolate powder + sugar mixture. Roll it up and pinch the seam shut. Make some incisions and shape into a ring and pinch the end together. Place on the tin again, cover and let rise until doubled in size. Brush with yolk.
- Bake until golden brown.