I really like good food, and so in the 14 years that I lived as a bachelor on my own I developed some basic home cooking schools. Watching Julia Child and the Grahm Kerr and Jeff Smith on public television, I developed the nonchalance necessary to adventure culinarily beyond the basic 5 or 10 dishes my mom made for us growing up. I am not afraid to try new things, and thankfully I have rarely created non-edible meals.
Recently we have been receiving this box of fresh organic produce every week. Each delivery is a little different, and this has been a boon to our dietary variety. We've started eating kale (yesterday's Kale and Keilbasa Stew), eggplant (baba ganoush) , and a variety of squash, and fresh fruits.
Google is the place I start when looking for a proper way to consume the latest 'new' food. Last month we were confronted with 2 weeks worth of yams, and I found the recipe shown below for "Southern Sweet Potato Bread with Pecans" on allrecipes.com.
- 1 1/2 cups organic unbleached all purpose four
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup turbinado sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cupcanola oil
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 C). Grease an 8X4 inch loaf pan.
- In a Medium bowl stir togther the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and sugar. Add the eggs, oil and milk; mix well until well blended. Finally, stir in the mashed sweet potatoes, pecans and golden raisins. Pour or spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow bread to cool in the pan at least 15 minutes before removing. For best flavor, store overnight before serving.
Southern Sweet Potato Bread with Pecans
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
- Total Fat: 17.5g
- Cholesterol: 36mg
- Sodium: 144mg
- Total Carbs: 39.4g
- Dietary Fiber: 2.2g
- Protein: 4.2g
The great thing about this project is, as the guru suggested, i always make the original version at the same time so I can compare them side by side. So no shortage of sweet potato bread here. If anyone has a suggestion on ways to eliminate oil and sugar from such a recipe, I would appreciate hearing from you!