Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Would you like sweet potato with your bread ?

At Fenn's we serve our house made breads, the white soda made with Feirme Úr buttermilk and our brown yeast bread. It is complimentary as a way to introduce you to our food served with Irish creamery butter

Over a chat during lunch with Evin O'Keeffe (evinok.com) she mentioned how in one of her favourite restaurants in the States instead of using butter they had a sweet potato style of butter. It occurred to me not everyone likes butter and possible those who are lactose intolerant may need a tasty substitute.

so off i went i googled a recipe and got as far as they put the sweet potatoes in a microwave in their skins to cook them .... that was enough i wasn't doing it that way when making our basil dressing we roast our garlic with a drizzle of olive oil and seasoning wrap in tin foil and bake in the oven until soft. I took the same approach with the  chopped up sweet potato and a few garlic cloves wrapped and placed in the oven and baked until soft

When the flesh had cooled down enough to handle i scraped the flesh from the skin into a bowl and took the garlic from the skins, added some of the green saffron spices and some salt and pepper 

the garlic just melted into the sweet potato mash with the addition of the spices and salt and pepper it was delicious.
when cooking with sweet potato you may notice it has a tendency to go black with the addition of lemon or lime juice this should prevent this from happening. In this dish i used lemon.

  So would you like sweet potato on your bread ?



  1. It really does look delicious. I am excited, though I realized yesterday I hadn’t been to the grocery store in over a week, let alone baked. I have a lot of catching up to do!

    1. thanks so much,nothing like catching up on baking :)