It’s time for Bread Bakers and I’m hosting it this month. We are baking bread with fall fruits and vegetables. So anything baked with apples, grapes, pears, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, acorn squash, butternut squash etc. are all welcome. I made this Harvest bread with sweet potato.
This is a very flavorful bread made with mashed sweet potato which gives it a nice golden color and light texture. The starch from the sweet potato keeps the bread fresh longer. Original recipe used roasted and mashed sweet potato, but I microwaved a peeled one and mashed it until smooth — a much quicker and easier alternate.
Recipe is from King Arthur Flour. The addition of warm spices makes it perfect for this time of the year. Bread turned out moist, soft and delicious. I added raisins but skipped the nuts. It is perfect to eat just as is or as a toast with some homemade plum jam. I made grilled cheese sandwich with it and loved the sweet, savory and cheesy taste of this bread.