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.

12 comments:

Nina said...

Looks great! I agree, the sugar content seemed a bit much, but it seemed like you had the right idea to sub some with brown sugar and left out the rest. Looks amazing!

Cristine said...

Your modifications sound like good ones!

k.a.r.e.n said...

Great subs! I used WW flour too but only half. Your CAKE looks gorgeous.

Mermaid Sweets said...

Glad you liked the bread, err cake! Wish I could size down recipes like you, I have eaten way too much of this cake today!

Mara... said...

Looks great!!! I love your photos, too.

Mimi said...

Just the name sounds delicious. Your cake looks gorgeous.
Mimi

Gloria said...

Lovely cake! Raisins are a great idea! I thought about chocolate chips....but now you've got me thinking about raisins! Maybe I will try this one again. ;)

Tracey said...

Pretty pictures Margot :) Your bread looks fantastic. Good call on the modifications, especially the sugar one. It seemed like a lot of sugar as I poured it in the mixer, but I just went with it as I rarely change a recipe the first time I make it unless I don't like one of the ingredients. Fortunately, I only ate one of my little mini bundts and passed the rest along to my mom so I don't feel too guilty about eating a ton of sugar!

spike. said...

That looks gorgeous! I'm sad to have missed another sweet melissa recipe. Hoping to make it for this weekend!

jillbert said...

It's been a while since I had fall flavors, so this sounds great. I'm a raisin fan, so I would add them for sure!

Hanaâ said...

Your cake turned out great. I too reduced the sugar amount.

Tia said...

i have a s. potato calling my name now. lol