Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Vegan MoFo Day 19: Sweet Potato Yeast Bread
Again, I am encouraging you to consider Bill Neal's fine book, Biscuits, Spoonbread, and Sweet Potato Pie. It is not vegan, but - being a baking book - most of the recipes veganize easily. Above you see the delicious sweet potato yeast bread, which is apparently an old Mississippi recipe.
*Veganizing only requires swapping out the milk and butter for the obvious nondairy alternatives (almond milk and Earth Balance, in my case).
* The amount of flour in the recipe as written is way too little. While I am a convert to very high-hydration dough, Neal's recipe will yield a sticky mess. I know the moisture in the sweet potatoes will vary and require similar variation in the flour, but this was ridiculous. Just know that you'll probably have to add a lot (2-3 cups) more flour and you'll still have a sticky dough. It is OK for it to be more sticky than normal, as the oatmeal will absorb more moisture as the dough rises. Also, next time, I think I'll use bread flour instead of the all purpose in his recipe.
*Instead of the egg-milk glaze, I brushed with coffee mixed with a little maple syrup, a trick I learned from L.
Posted by JohnP at 12:01 AM