Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Sweet Potato, Pecan and Cinnamon Bread

We had a March snowstorm the night before last.  We didn't have any snow on the ground when it got dark outside, but we woke up to three or four inches of heavy dense snow on the ground.  It was extremely windy that evening and thank goodness the snow was very heavy or we would have had deep drifts of snow.  As a result, we stayed home yesterday.  We didn't need to test the road conditions.  I should have accomplished a lot, but didn't.  I must have wasted a lot of time because I only remember doing one thing.  I made Sweet Potato, Pecan and Cinnamon bread.  I saw the recipe on the website.

This is a bread machine recipe, but it could be made the old fashioned way.  I happened to have all the ingredients on hand except for dry milk.  I just left it out.  It called for mashed sweet potato.  I make sweet potatoes often because they are so easy to make in the pressure cooker.  For those who have a pressure cooker or instant pot, all you do is put a cup of water in the pot.  Put a steamer basket over the water and put in your sweet potatoes.  I usually buy large potatoes.  One of these can feed both of us.  I pressure on high for 15-20 minutes.  When they are done, the skin slides right off.  I had some sweet potato left over.  The recipe called for 2/3 cup so I had just enough.  I had a couple apples on hand which I needed to use so I diced those up, skin and all,  to make 2/3 cup.

I haven't asked for permission to publish the recipe, so you will have to click on the link for the complete recipe.  The ingredients are water, mashed sweet potato, chopped apple, salt, sugar, oil, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, chopped pecans, raisins and yeast.  It turned out really well.  The bread is heavy, but it has a good texture and cut perfectly.  It has 1/3 cup of raisins which my husband doesn't like.  He will just have to pick them out.  It wouldn't be the first time.

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