Sunday, April 18, 2010
SMS; Sweet Potato Bread with Cinnamon-Rum-Orange Glaze
This week’s Sweet Melissa Sundays selection is Sweet Potato Bread with Cinnamon-Rum-Orange Glaze. The flavors in this recipe say fall to me, but luckily there were not difficult-to-find season-specific ones. And really, when a treat smells as splendid as this one did while baking, who cares what season it is? I planned to make a half recipe in my six-cup Bundt pan, which probably would have worked fine, but I was afraid it would be a little flat, so I upped it to three-quarters of a recipe, which amply filled the pan and made for a nice high cake.
Other than that, I made just a couple minor modifications. I roasted a sweet potato and mashed it up rather than the recommended canned sweet potatoes. I replaced a third of the flour with whole wheat rather than all-purpose and reduced the sugar by half a cup (one quarter of the sugar I used was brown sugar, which seemed to be appropriate with the sweet potatoes and spices). For three-quarters of the recipe it would have been a cup and a half of sugar, which seemed like quite a bit, especially considering I made this “bread” for breakfast.
The bread turned out very flavorful and moist, almost like a steamed pudding. I thought it was quite good. I often omit raisins from recipes, but I actually think they’d be excellent in this. I rated this treat a 7.5 for Deliciousness and a 3 for Effort, for an EDR of 2.5. Many thanks to Lorelei of Mermaid Sweets for a great pick and also for starting this fun group over a year ago. I can't believe we are over halfway through the book! You can find the recipe here on Lorelei’s site and visit the SMS blogroll to see what the other bakers thought of this bread.