We don’t bake bread very much any more, mostly because we don’t eat very much of it. But this loaf is special. Full of walnuts and raisins, flavoured with sweet potato, it is a tempting loaf. We love it for breakfast, slightly toasted with real butter. Enjoy!
Sweet Potato Bread with Raisins and Walnuts
1.5 cups tepid water
2 t sugar
4 cups bread or bun flour
1 cup mashed sweet potato
1 cup walnuts
1 cup raisins
poppy seeds for topping
Mix the flour, yeast and sugar with the walnuts, raisins and mashed sweet potato. Gradually add the tepid water until the dough comes together. Knead for 10 mins, cover and keep in a warm place, and allow to rise until doubled in size.
Shape into 2 round loaves. Cover and place in a warm place. Rise for 45 mins or until double in size.
Heat the oven to 210C.
Brush the risen loaves with warm water, sprinkle with poppy seeds and bake for 30 mins.
recipe notes and alternatives
Hazelnuts can be used instead of walnuts – use about half the amount of walnuts.