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Sweet Potato Bread For A Taste of Autumn

Sweet Potato Bread For A Taste of Autumn

This is a simple and mildly sweetened bread loaf with sweet potato dough.

Ingredients: 1 loaf

Sweet potato
160 g (net weight)
Bread (strong) flour
250 g
Cake flour
30 g
Sugar
20 g
Butter
20 g
Skim milk powder
12 g
Salt
4 g
Dried yeast
3 g
Water
210 ml
Sesame seeds
a small amount (for topping)

Steps

1. Roughly cut the sweet potato. Soak in water to remove the bitterness. Cook in the microwave. Mash the sweet potato and let it cool down.
2. Combine all the ingredients except the sesame seeds and knead. Add the dough into the machine for the first proofing.
3. Punch down the dough, and divide it in half.
4. Form into balls and let rest for 20 minutes.
5. Roll out one of the dough ball into a rectangle to fit the loaf pan.
6. Fold in the sides of the dough into the center, press down lightly.
7. Fold in the both sides again and seal the edges well into a cylinder. Do the same for the other dough.
8. Place the dough in the bread tin. Gently press down.
9. Spray water on the surface and leave it to rest for the second proofing until 2-2.5 times in size. (I use a 1.5 lb loaf tin and let the dough to proof until it comes up to 60% of the tin).
10. Spray water on the dough again and sprinkle sesame seeds to taste.
11. Bake in a preheated oven to 180℃ for 25 minutes.
12. It's done.
13. When you cut the bread, the inside is a slightly creamy white color. This bread is fluffy, moist and a little chewy. It will stay soft for a while.

Story Behind this Recipe

I saw a simple bread with sweet potato dough in a market, and I wanted to make it myself. I intentionally held back on the sugar, so it goes well with anything.