Easy Sweet Potato Bread.

I know I am not the only one baking A LOT in these lockdown times. By now, you all know my love for sweet potatoes. So here is a family favourite that’s also great for the kids’ snack boxes.

I do not use a lot of sugar as the sweet potatoes here are very sweet. Here is the recipe I used to use back home:-

Of course, the brands used are different now but still worked as well.
Mix your dry ingredients
Mix your wet as per the above recipe
Combine the two and put your batter in the pan.
The batter is thickish, so use a spatula to scrape all from the bowl; nothing goes to waste.
Let is cool.
The aroma as it cools. mmmhhh!
Serve is as you wish once cooled.

It is great with coffee, masala tea or as dessert with some warm custard. Yum!

Quarantine baking.

This quarantine period has seen many people attempt to bake from home all over the world. It is so bad in some places that there are flour, sugar and yeast shortages because of it!

I am no bread baker, preferring to limit my great baking talents to banana bread and roasting vegetables, can’t mess that up right? In spite of having a gas oven that I can barely understand and not owning an oven thermometer I decided to give in to the bug and attempt to bake a loaf. I used the below recipe shared on an online baking group.

I used all purpose flour. And followed the recipe to get this lovely loaf that was so delicious.

Not bad for a first attempt right?

Now the bug really bit and I had to try some dinner rolls too.

I used the recipe from Chef Lola on YouTube here.

Had the rolls with some lovely pumpkin soup. Divine!

And because we have plantains in plenty here, I decided to bake some plantain bread on the stovetop using a double sided pan. I was quite happy with the outcome. This is the recipe I used. Pour the batter on the greased pan and cover. Place on a tawa or cast iron flat pan on medium low heat and bake for about 35 minutes then flip to brown evenly on both sides. Let bake for about 10-15 minutes.

Yummy Plantain bread, best way to deal with overripe plantains.

What have you been baking during the lockdown period?