Chop the sweet potatoes into bite-sizes and boil (or microwave) until soft. Pass through a strainer (or make smooth in a blender) while it's hot.
Add sugar and mix well until the batter is shiny. Then add ◎ ingredients and continue to mix. Preheat the oven to 190℃.
Form into barrel shapes and align on a sheet of parchment paper. Brush egg yolks for the glaze. Wet your hands a little if it's too sticky to shape.
Bake for 30 minutes to finish! Please keep your eyes on them and adjust time and temperature to your oven.
Story Behind this Recipe
I was following a recipe to make sweetened sweet potato bites, but I wasn't successful. That's because I'm too clumsy. And I felt really bad for the recipe! It's such a waste (and also really sad) if you mess things up. That's the story behind this recipe - to make it so that even someone like me won't fail.
When cooking the sweet potatoes in a microwave, make sure to put in a container with plenty of water to be soaked. Then cover with plastic wrap to microwave (to prevent it from drying up). Don't use a fork for mashing. I usually brush on a decent amount of the egg yolk for the glaze. I didn't heat the baking tray when preheating the oven. Also great when served cold.