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Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Sweet Potato Bread

Halloween Sweet Potato Bread

A Tartine 100% Whole Wheat Bread or Integrale with some sweet potatoes for a Halloween colour treat.

The Sweet potatoes are roasted in the oven in foil for 90 minutes at 400 degrees F

267g of one sweet potato are mixed with the water for hydration

I started with 70+5% hydration, but I ended up adding more because the dough required it.

Half of the yam is broken up in the water

mixed with dough, you get flecks of orange

I added the other half of the sweet potato too, but left it in rough chunks

Chunks are added after the salt and another turn.

Squooshed in and then turned

One of the loaves had some paprika in the rice flour that lined the banneton -- to end up in the crust

Proofed loaves

The 2 Sweet Potato Loaves in the forefront; some everyday Integrale loaves behind it.

This bread is 80% hydrated, but some of that hydration comes from the sweet potato itself.  Then chunks of sweet potato are added for extra colour and sweet flavour.

 It is a bit strange, but this bread actually tastes quite good, toasted with blue cheese.

Notes to Myself
  • Happy Halloween

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