A short time ago I was chatting with my friend on twitter...not sure how the conversation came around to it, but I had mentioned that I was 'yeast challenged' when it came to baking. And I do love to bake but when perusing recipes if it calls for yeast it gets tossed out. So my friend sent a link to a recipe of theirs which sounded really good.
I gathered up all my courage and thought today with it's howling winds and blowing snow was a good day to attempt to 'conquer the yeast'. Of course, with the added difficulties of baking in high altitude.
Here is the link to the recipe: Pull Apart Sweet Potato Pie Cinnamon Roll with Orange Liqueur Icing
There are many good recipes there so I hope you take a look.
Ok, here we go......
|Ingredients have been gathered|
|Sweet potatoes peeled, cubed, steamed... ready for mashing.|
|Ready to add ingredients together|
|Jim helping out with the kneading. It's hard work for sure!|
|Ready for the first proofing|
|Holy Cow! It worked! It doubled in size!|
|Dough rolled out, filling added to top|
|Rolled up and sliced|
|Ready for second proofing!|
|After second proofing, has risen more! ready for baking!|
|Hot out of the oven! Smells so good, now for some icing.|
|Iced with some chopped almonds on top.|
|A warm piece of Sweet Potato Cinnamon Roll..... Bon Appetit|
So all in all I would say that this recipe was a success! In the difficult conditions of high altitude with yeast it turned out really well. You can taste the spices and the orange and it's not an overwhelming sweet kind of roll either. I'd make it again!
Since it is just the two of us we cut it in half and wrapped it up. Jim bundled up and in the howling blowing storm ran it over to our neighbors the Sherpas. Hope they like it as much as we do.
Thanks @yassysgdk for sharing your recipe!