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How To Make Buns With Sweet Potatoes

By Urenna Ukiwe 15 December 2018   |   5:21 pm

Making buns with sweet potatoes is nutritious, delicious and gives an appearance of a burger bread. This bun can be substituted and used to make delicious burger adding a more healthy ingredient to the delicious meal.

Below are the ingredients and the steps:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • Yeast
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Sweet Potato Bun. Photo: All recipe

Method

    1. Dice the sweet potato into cubes and boil in salted water for 15 to 20 minutes until they are tender
    2. Drain the water and mash the potatoes. Set aside one cup for use.
    3. In a bowl, add 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup warm water and yeast and whisk. Cover the mixture and leave in a warm place for 15 minutes to activate the yeast.
    4. Add one cup of mashed sweet potatoes into the yeast mixture. Add egg, melted butter, honey and salt and three cups of flour. Mix with a dough hook and knead for three minutes.
    5. If the dough is sticky add more flour and knead until the dough is soft and elastic.
    6. Sprinkle flour on a surface and shape into a smooth ball.
    7. Place the dough on a bowl and drizzle with oil; rub oil over the entire surface to keep the dough from drying out.
  1. Cover and place in a warm spot for two hours until dough has doubled in size.
  2. Sprinkle flour on a flat surface and gently press out air pockets.
  3. Press into a rectangular shape about 3/4-inch thick. Cut dough into 16 equal sized pieces. Gently shape each piece into a ball. Slightly flatten each ball and place onto a rimmed baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat. Let the dough rise until double, about 45 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  5. Whisk 1 egg and 1 teaspoon water together in a bowl. Brush each bun with egg mixture. Sprinkle dough with sesame seeds.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until browned, about 15 minutes.
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