Monday, August 5, 2013

Sweet Potato Buns

I loved the soft and fluffy texture of these buns.  Instead of using potato I used sweet potato which gives a light tinge of orangey to the buns.  This recipe is a keeper.  Thanks to Jane and Sabrina for sharing their Potato Buns recipes.  


250g bread flour
50g mashed sweet potatoes (kumara) - cooled
1 small eggs
50g caster sugar
70g fresh milk (adjust accordingly)
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp instant dried yeast
20g butter, softened

  • Combine flour, sugar, salt and yeast together until well blended.  Add in eggs, milk and mashed sweet potato.   Knead until it forms a slightly sticky dough.   
  • Then add in butter.  Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic.  
  • Shape dough into a ball and placed in a bowl covered with cling wrap.  Leave it in a warm place to rise until doubled.
  • Punch down to expel trapped air.  Divide into 8 equal portions (or required weight).
  • Rest for 10 mins.  
  • Flatten the dough and then roll up like Swiss Rolls. 
  • Place the rolls on a greased baking tray slightly apart.  Cover with cling wrap and leave to proof until doubled.
  • Preheat oven to 170 deg C.  
  • Brush rolls with egg wash and sprinkle some cheese or sesame seeds over the top.  Bake for 15 mins or until golden brown. 


  1. They look wonderful. I love the combination

  2. hi veronica, i see that you enjoyed baking bread a lot! me too but sometimes so lazy and keep doing the same ones...your mexico and hokkaido bread look fantastic, we will be doing a hokkaido bread theme too for our bake along next month :)

    1. Hi Lena thanks for the compliment. Yes, we stopped buying bread from the store many months ago since I discovered so many wonderful bread recipes from fellow bloggers. You are right, sometimes I feel lazy and also bored with the same type of bread. Over here especially in the colder months it takes me more than half a day to get the bread into the oven.

  3. Hi Minty,

    I think I have seen this brilliant recipe before. Your potato buns look great :D


  4. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comAugust 13, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Oh no, this is so soft and I'm already drooling........ :)

  5. Hi Minty, these buns look so soft, will try this weekend as I have sweet potatoes at home now:D Thanks!


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