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Sweet Potato Knots

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April 21, 2014 / By / , , , , , / Post a Comment


As some of you know, we’ve moved into a new house recently.  I have a brand new kitchen! While I’m still perfecting cooking with gas, I have officially endorsed steam ovens!  (I mentioned this before, but if you don’t have one, you can replicate it by filling a ceramic bowl or pan with water, and putting it in the oven whilst baking.  I used to bake certain breads that way, but I’m telling you, it’s the way to create moist, chewy bread.)

So, because we’ve been kicking up quite a bit of dust, we gave our neighbors some pledge wipes and these in an Easter sack. They were a hit!

The name is quite misleading actually, because these aren’t sweet at all.  They are a perfect dinner or lunch roll.  Dip them in a soup, or couple them with a nice leafy green salad. 


They bake to golden perFECtion.


Or if you are feeling really spicy, dip this in a bit of queso.  (Like a soft pretzel and cheese!) But hear me say, that’s not the healthiest option!  But oh so good. :)


I had the best light when snapping these, so I got a little wild with the snapping.


I got this recipe from health.com, and only slightly adapted it.  Check out the original here.


This is a perfect Saturday or Sunday, whole family recipe.  Have the everyone make their own shapes with the dough.  Super fun and festive!




Sweet Potato Knots
Serves 24
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Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
2 hr 20 min
Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
2 hr 20 min
  1. 2 1/4 tsp yeast (or 1 pkg)
  2. 1 cup warm milk
  3. 3/4 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  4. 3 tablespoons butter, melted and divided (optional)
  5. 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  6. 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  7. 5 cups bread flour, divided `
  1. 1. Fill a pot with water. Add the potatoes, and bring to a boil. Cook, boiling, for 10 minutes. They are done when fork pierces a potato easily. Drain and mash.
  2. 2. Dissolve yeast in warm milk in a large bowl.
  3. 3. Add the sweet potatoes, 1 Tbsp butter, salt and egg yolks. Stir up.
  4. 4. Lightly spoon in the flour to a measuring cup, and add 4 to 4 1/2 cups, stirring til it forms a soft dough. Add more flour if needed. (use a bread hook or bread machine if possible, or grab a/use your muscular arm to stir.)
  5. 5. Knead for about 8 minutes. It will become elastic. Add bits of flour if it gets sticky while kneading.
  6. 6. Spray a large bowl, and place dough in, turning it once to coat it. Cover with a towel and let rise for 45 minutes. (We went and played a soccer game here.) :)
  7. 7. Punch down and divide into 24 portions. (I just grabbed handfuls and went with it, but if you are organized, divide it up first.)
  8. 8. Cover the dough you aren't working with, and roll each portion into a long snake-like rope, and knot it together. I like to tuck in the ends underneath. Make any shape you'd like! Let your kids do this part, too.
  9. 9. After you're done shaping the dough, place them onto a lightly sprayed cookie sheet or pan. Cover again and let rise for 30 minutes.
  10. 10. Preheat oven to 400. Place a bowl of water in the oven for steam!
  11. 11. Put one pan on bottom rack and one on middle/top rack. Cook for 8 minutes, and switch positions, cook for 7 or so more.
  12. 12. health.com said to tap on the rolls, and if they sound hollow, they're done! I like that test.
  13. 13. Brush the tops with the rest of the butter. (2 Tbsp) Enjoy!
Adapted from Health.com
Adapted from Health.com
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