if at first you don’t succeed
December 13, 2010 § 4 Comments
try and try again….right? i found a recipe for sweet potato bread in a library book and i happened to have leftover sweet potatoes. well this past week i attempted to make what i thought would be a delicous moist and fluffy sweet potato bread. imagine hawaiian sweet bread (for those of you not familiar, it’s acutal sweet. bread. i made the mistake of ordering sweetbread and apples at a restaurant expecting bread and apples, whoops!) meets banana bread meets a streussal topping. yes, i was drooling. this recipe for sweet potato bread called for yeast. my experience with yeast doughs consists of pizza dough and the infamous no knead bread. so i am not sure if my missstep was over kneading, under kneading, water was not warm enough for the yeast, added too much flour while kneading (i mean look at my hands, good thing i will be going to school!), or all of the above? needless to say, this dream didn’t become a reality. out of my oven came this hideous flat orange brick. although i ate a slice, i wouldn’t share it with anyone. oh well, back to the kitchen with this one. not sure if i should post the recipe. let me know if you want it and i will go ahead and add it on. do you have any advice for yeast breads?