Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sweet Potato Challah
I made this by adding 1/2 a baked sweet potato to the Challah recipe in the "King Arthur Baker's Companion" with just a few other minor changes. This is my favorite cook book, everything I have tried from this book has turned out well.
Recipe: Makes one loaf
Mix these first ingredients and allow to rest for 20 minutes.
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup warm water
2 teaspoons instant yeast
This is known as a "sponge".
1/3 - 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato
2 cups flour or more depending on the moisture content of the potato
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 large egg plus 1 yolk (save the white for brushing before baking)
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or grease generously.
Knead for another minute. Cut into 3 equal pieces and roll into ropes.
Mix the egg white with 1 tablespoon water and 1 teaspoon sugar, brush on risen loaf.