Sunday, October 2, 2011

Morphing Amish friendship bread starter; Sweet potato invasion

Hey, I found my original Amish Friendship Bread recipe! Just had to try it, tho' I think I should try Annie's recipe sometime. As our freezer is already loaded with the basic recipe loaves, I added blueberries, which meant Hubby scarfed down this loaf in no time!
Figured it was asking too much of Hubby that he eat Amish Friendship Bread for breakfast every day for the rest of his life, so I decided to try the starter in sourdough bread. EUREKA!! Hoping to make some cinnamon rolls today. I hate wasting food, even bread starter, but that stuff takes over my life! If I ever mention again that I'm starting a starter, please STOP ME!!
Final sweet potato harvest...yikes!!
Care to share any ideas for sweet potatoes besides oven fries and baked??
This bad boy weighed in at only slightly less than our grandbaby!
Maybe the easiest way to get an all-veggie meal past the hubby is to announce I'm not cooking! Then I just make whatever sounds good to ME guilt free, which in this case meant veggies. LOVE an all veggie meal myself, and truthfully got no complaints from Hubby either!
Addendum to yesterday's post: Here's where I fess up to not being up on the lingo regarding child custody. Seems "non-custodial parent" means more than I'd thought. Our dear son in law has joint custody, though his daughters do not live with him and DD.
   Now, it's time to go visiting everyone else's blogs. The introvert in me enjoys blog-hopping as much as the extroverted side of me enjoys parties and get together's. (Last night we had a great time at a family get together. Remind me sometime to share my sister in law's cheeseball recipe!)
   Here's hoping your Sunday is as introverted/extroverted as you wish!!


Practical Parsimony said...

I use sweet potatoes in a pumpkin bread recipe and also in a pumpkin pie recipe. Sweet potatoes make these recipes so much better. Just bake the sweet potatoes, mash a bit and you are set.

becky3086 said...

I have been told dehydrated sweet potato slices sprinkled with salt make great chips. I haven't tried it yet but it is on my to-do list.

Dmarie said...

I forgot about sweet potato pie...will definitely have to make one soon. thanks, Practical! And that bread idea sounds intriguing too!
@becky, hmnnn, baked sweet potato chips? need to try that too!!

melissa said...

That sweet potato harvest is impressive! Wish I could come take some off your hands :) I like to use them in coconut milk-based curries myself.

Also, is the end of the starter? You almost had me ready to try one! I had done it once, but always forgot to feed the poor thing and so never did get to bake any bread with it. I am really working on breads lately, so I need to decide what route to go! What's your favorite recipe for a bread that holds up well for sandwiches? Your loaves look beautiful, so I have to think you're the lady to ask!

Anonymous said...

Here's a Thanksgiving dish. Mashed sweet potato mixed with some butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt - place in casserole. Top with a mix of pecans, brown sugar, butter, flour, cinnamon, & pinch salt. Bake until hot through and top gets a bit crunchy. Hope you like it.

brenda from arkansas

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Usually I like to use sweet potato make into deep fried cake called kuih keria.


Oh I LOVE sweet potatoes in any form and I cannot get over that HUGE one!

~Carla~ said...

Ohhh yummy! There is nothing I love more than sweet potatoes!! They're Sooo good! You could always send some my way? ;) lol!

Dmarie said...

@Melissa, LOVE the curry idea! my favorite breads book is King Arthur Flour's Whole Grain Baking. oh, yeah!!
@brenda, ooh, THANKS, sounds yummy!
@Sonia, THX, will search your site for the recipe. can't wait!
@Spicy, me too!
@Carla, wish I could! :-D

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