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Honey Butter Sweet Potato Bread Rolls

Prep Time:

30 minutes

Bake Time:

20 minutes

Total Time:

5 hours

Yields:

18-24

Level:

Intermediate

Ingredients

For the bread:

  • ¾ cup whole milk, warm 

  • 2¼ teaspoon active dry or instant yeast

  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes

  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1½ teaspoons salt

  • 4½ cups bread flour


For the topping:

Tools Needed

Stand Mixer

Food Scale

Baking Dish


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Preparation

  1. Make the dough: To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, add the warm milk, yeast, and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Stir once and set aside for 5-7 minutes, until foamy.

  2. Add remaining sugar, mashed potatoes, butter, and eggs. Use a silicone spatula to carefully fold together until combined. 

  3. Combine together salt and flour. Add flour mixture to the potato mixture and stir together with the spatula until a shaggy dough forms.

  4. Knead the dough in the stand mixer, medium speed, until the dough is pulling away from the sides of the bowl. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and continue kneading by hand for 5-8 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and lightly tacky.

  5. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl. Cover the bowl with a clean towel and allow the dough to rise in a warm room for about 90 minutes, or until the dough has doubled in size.

  6. Gently deflate the dough and divide into 18-24 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball and place into a lightly greased 13x9-inch glass baking dish. Cover once more and let rise another 2 hours, or until very puffy.

  7. Preheat oven to 350℉. Bake the rolls in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.

  8. Make the topping: Combine butter and honey in a small mixing bowl. Use a basting brush to gently brush the tops of each roll with the honey butter.

  9. Allow rolls to cool slightly but serve warm. Enjoy!

Recipe Tags

Bread, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Bee Friends Farm

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