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Sweet Potato Yeast Bread

 Sweet Potato Yeast Bread
This is the most delicious bread a person can serve. Even sweet potato-haters love it. Don't expect any leftovers.
32 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1-3/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes (without added milk and butter)
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter, softened, divided
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3-1/4 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • CREAM CHEESE NUT SPREAD:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sweet
  • potatoes, 1/2 cup butter, honey, egg, salt and whole wheat flour.
  • Beat until smooth. Stir in enough all-purpose flour to form a soft
  • dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in
  • half. Shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf

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Sweet Potato Yeast Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 25 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown (cover
  • loosely with foil if top browns too quickly). Remove from pans to
  • wire racks. Melt remaining butter; brush over warm bread. Cool.
  • In a small bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Stir in
  • walnuts. Serve with bread. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 225 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 263 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.