Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sweet Potato Rolls


Last week, I was trying to think of some type of bread or roll I could make for the Farmer's Market that was kind of "fallish." A couple of years ago, I was making a Fall Harvest roll that contained pumpkin puree, ginger and pumpkin seeds. I knew I had a can of pumpkin in the cupboard from last year but I didn't have any pumpkin seeds. A trip to town is not something to be taken lightly here in the country! ;-) Also, in our small town, finding shelled pumpkin seeds is a bit of a challenge! LOL!! Anyway, in front of the canned pumpkin was a can of sweet potatoes. Hmmm....wouldn't that make a nice fall roll! I started looking for recipes and found several. Most used cinnamon and similar spices but I didn't want to go that route. I finally found one at Pinch My Salt that used buttermilk that sounded interesting. Since I'm always looking for ways to use up my goat milk products I decided to adapt the recipe to fit my needs and give it a go! I'm getting pretty good at this, they actually came out right the first time! LOL!!

The sweet potato gives the finished rolls a lovely golden color. They are a bit sweet, which is how a dinner roll should be in my book. They are very tender since it is a potato bread, and they taste great! I used canned sweet potato because that is what I had on hand but you could also use fresh, cooked sweet potato. Wouldn't these make a nice addition to the table when the family gathers together for Thanksgiving!  

1/2 cup mashed sweet potato
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup butter
1 egg
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons bread machine yeast OR 1 packet active dry yeast (If using active dry yeast, dissolve it in the warm milk before combining with the remaining ingredients.)

Mix, knead and let your dough rise until doubled using your favorite method; bread machine, manual or stand mixer. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces and shape into balls. Place balls onto baking sheet seam side down.


Let rise in a warm place until almost doubled. Just before baking, dust tops lightly with flour (it's a potato bread thing).


Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack and let cool completely.


These have become one of our favorite rolls here at the Lazy J Bar C. We are having some tonight with homemade turkey noodle soup! YUM!!

Linking to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop at Deborah Jean's Dandelion House! :)

15 comments:

Michelle said...

I HAVE TO MAKE THESE! I love sweet potatos. This would also make a great way to use up left overs.

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Candy C. said...

Michele,
It's funny, we had sweet potatoes as leftovers from making the rolls! LOL!!
Thanks for the vote of confidence in my abilities to figure out puzzles! ;-)

Teresa said...

This does sound very yummy. I have sweet potatoes sitting on my counter that I might have to try this with.

SweetLand Farm said...

I never have sweet potatoes, but they do look good!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh wow!
Honey and I attended the Dallas Farmer's Market last week in downtown Dallas -Sunday after church.

We went through the 'local grown' section twice and saw tons of great things,...pumpkin seeds, local honey, and I bought some pasta. But there was no bread. It made me think of you when I bought some pasta/fettuccine.

This recipe sounds great. I actually bought some sweet potatoes while there.

have a great week at the Market...Pat

Candy C. said...

Teresa,
Hope you give them a try, they are very nice rolls! :)

Candy C. said...

SweetLand Farm,
We only seem to have sweet potatoes around in the fall and winter. They are surprisingly good for you and they taste great!

Candy C. said...

Pat,
I sure hope I do well this week at the market, it is supposed to be cold any may be windy! Oh well, the trials of running your own business! ;-)

Alica said...

Those rolls are making my mouth water! How did you know I have a weakness for anything "bread"?! :)

Candy C. said...

Alica,
Wait, doesn't EVERYONE have a weakness for "bread!" I know I sure do! LOL!!

nancypo said...

Great idea! I making beer bread today, great with soups...

Candy C. said...

Nancy,
Ooohh, beer bread sounds great, especially with soup!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Oh, those sound yummy... I love baking bread...

Candy C. said...

Madge,
Me too! LOL!! Especially this time of year! :)

Kateri said...

Those do look wonderful.