Have I mention recently how much I love fall?
Oh I know; I mention it all the time. Sorry for being so repetitive but it is my favorite time of year. It is amazing to see how quickly the leaves are beginning to change. The yellows, and reds are beginning to beam as the sunlight shines thru the trees. It is breathtaking.
|The view from the kitchen.|
This is our first fall in our new home. Last year we didn’t move until past peak and we missed the fall foliage. I love looking out my kitchen window every morning to see what new colors are coming to life.
Before we know it the leaves will be gone and the tree limbs will be glistening with snow; that is of course if you live in the North.
Now I love watching Mother Nature painting her way thru the season.
Enjoy the beauty of fall and and a taste of fall with this delicious bread.
Maple Glazed Sweet Potato Bread
Serves: 2 9x5 loaves
- 1 cup vegetable shortening
- 3 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups pureed sweet potatoes
- 3½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ cup milk
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
Prepare Sweet Potatoes
- Peel sweet potatoes and cut in to large wedges.
- Lightly toss in vegetable oil and salt and place on a baking sheet.
- Cook in a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes turning half way until tender.
- Remove and let cool. Put wedges in food process and blend until smooth.
Sweet Potato Bread
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 9x5 inch loaf pans and set aside.
- Using an electric mixer on low speed cream together shortening, sugar, eggs and sweet potatoes.
- Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and cloves.
- Gradually add flour mixture sweet potato mixture alternating with milk until all combined.
- Pour equal amounts in to loaf pans.
- Bake for 55-60 minutes until tester inserted in to center comes out clean.
- Cool on wire rack in loaf pan until cool. Run butter knife around side of loaf pan, turn upside down to remove loaf. Set on wire rack to continue to cool.
- Stir confectioners sugar and maple syrup until creamy. Drizzle over loaves and let dry.
You may cut the glaze in half and only use ½ cup confectioners sugar and ¼ cup maple syrup if desired.