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Sweet Potato Rolls

User Rating 5 Star Rating (5 Reviews)


these yeast rolls are spiced with a little cinnamon and enhanced with mashed sweet potatoes.


  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 5 to 7 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • melted butter


In a measuring cup, combine warm water and yeast; stir to dissolve. Set aside. In a saucepan, scald milk; add sugar, salt, cinnamon, and butter. Stir until butter is melted. Pour milk mixture over the mashed potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Add lemon juice to the mixture then beat until smooth. Cool to lukewarm, then add egg and yeast mixture; blend well. Stir in 2 cups of the flour and beat at medium speed of electric hand-held mixer for about 3 minutes. Add enough flour to make a stiff dough.

Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Place dough in a buttered bowl, turn dough to butter top; cover and let rise until double in bulk. Punch down and knead once more, then shape into rolls. Place in a greased baking pan, cover, and let rise until double in bulk. Bake rolls at 400° for approximately 20 minutes, or less if you have made your rolls small. Brush tops with melted butter while hot.
Makes about 1 dozen rolls, depending on size.

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 5 out of 5
Just all around, melt in your mouth, buttery good!, Member STLMama2011

I'm up at 2 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day and cannot wait to lay these babies on the dining table in the afternoon (if I can manage not to eat them all)----I'm that excited about this!!! Even upped the health quotient by using white whole wheat flour (with vital gluten added). Well, the massive amounts of butter (in the bread, in the pans, on top while piping hot) may have canceled the benefit of the extra fiber....what can i say? This is a ""southern"" recipe afterall. And I'm sure my dinner guests won't mind :-)

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