11.23.2010

Baking with Stella

Hi Pups, Kitties and Peeps!

We finally got a good snow cover and it looks as though this one is gonna stay.  I have been out in it three times already this morning because I love stickin' my snooter in it!

Day after tomorrow is Thanksgiving and my Mom was talking about baking some special bread for the big day.  So we want to give this recipe to you in case you might like to make a special bread too.

Sweet Potato Bread

*1 1/4 cups milk, scalded


3 TBSP sugar

3/4 tsp salt

1 1/2 TBSP Vegetable oil

1 cup mashed, cooked sweet potato

2 tsp ground coriander

1 package active dry yeast

1/4 cup warm water

4 cups sifted enriched all purpose flour

1. Combine scalded milk, sugar, salt, and oil in large mixer bowl. Mix sweet potato and coriander;add to milk mixture and beat on med speed of mixer until blended. Cool to lukewarm.

2. Meanwhile, soften yeast in warm water

3. Add 1 cup flour to cooled sweet potato mix and beat until smooth. Mix in yeast. Beat in enough of the remaining flour to make a stiff dough.

4. Turn out on slightly floured surface, knead until dough is smooth, elastic and shows small blisters under surface when drawn tight.

5. Form dough into ball and place in greased deep bowl, turn ball so greased side is on top. Cover, and let rise in warm place until doubled (about 1 hr.)

6. Punch dough down, turn onto lightly floured surface. Shape dough into 2" balls and place in greased muffin pan wells, Cover let rise again about 30minutes. Bake at 350 about 25 mins and serve hot. (2 dozen rolls)

*My own method:  If you should happen to use canned sweet potatoes, pour off the juice into a measuring up, and use it to make the milk mixture, either with evaporated milk or powdered milk.  Either way is good,but this adds a little more zip!

Now whatever you do, DON'T leave out the coriander.  Go buy a little if you have to.

We bet you will like this a lot, if you haven't already made it!

We will be putting up our adoption story on Thanksgiving Day.   Why?  Beclaws Frankie wants us to!

Cheers and hugs,

Jo and Stella

14 comments:

Casper Bear said...

We're due to have snow anyday now too! Looks like fun Stella! Thanks for the lush bread recipe, gonna get Mum to try some.
Lotsa Licks
Casper Bear

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

No snow here, but it sure has gotten chillier. Great recipe. Mom says she might just try it but not until after Thanksgiving. She has more than enough baking set for tomorrow. Thanks for sharing it.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sue said...

Looks like all the Moms are baking this week. Aren't we lucky dogs? Have a good Thanksgiving Stella and Zkhat, too.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

That sounds absolutely delish! Could you drop a loaf by the house (or two!)

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That sounds delicious!!! We haven't had any snow yet but it's cooler and going to rain. Last year this time we were really snowed in! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hmmm. Well Gail says that special bread sounds very tasty. But I think the recipe might be improved with the addition of some liver??
Toodle pip!
Bertie,

Frankie Furter said...

That looks like a grrrrreat recipe. My mom makes Sourdough bread all the time. She should try this.

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Thanks for sharin' the bread recipe. I'll get my Human Momma to try it.

Snow looks like what we had a while back...

Enjoy the snow and have a Happy Thanksgivin'.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Lorenza said...

I know how much you love the snow, Stella!
Glad you are enjoying it!
And that bread.... OMD! Sounds delicious!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

accordingtogus.com said...

Thanks for the recipe! I've been in a baking kick lately and this one sounds interesting for Gus. Happy Thanksgiving!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh Stella that sounds so good. Mom made sweet potato pie and we helped.

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

*SIGH!*

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

KB said...

Mmmm, that bread sounds delightful. Alas, someone in my house (not me) doesn't like sweet potatoes. So sad for him...

Thanks for the recipe.

The Luke said...

The bread sounds yummy but I cannot get past your sweet snooter!

Just sayin.

wif love from the Luke