This quick, no-rise sweet potato bread is so incredibly simple to make and relies on only a handful of ingredients to pull it together.
Cooked sweet potato binds the dough, adding moisture, colour and flavour. The result is a crisp crust with a dense and slightly sweet soft interior.
Gluten free, soy free, nut free, yeast free.
Makes 1 loaf and serves 8
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
If you make the pureed sweet potato in advance then it will take hardly anytime at all to bake.
Preheat the oven to 200c and lightly grease a baking tray.
Peel the sweet potato and cut into 2cm chunks.
Bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil, add in the sweet potato and boil gently for 10 minutes or until the sweet potato is very tender to a knife point – you want them almost on the point of collapse as this will help when pureeing them.
Remove from the heat and drain, place in a food processor and blitz until completely smooth.
Place the flour, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl and whisk together until combined.
Add the sweet potato puree, water and olive oil and mix together until combined and pull into a ball of dough. Use your hands to pull the dough together and knead very lightly for a minute or two just to smooth out the dough and help bring it together.
Shape the dough into a circle around 6 inches in diameter, smoothing the edges and the top with your hands. Place on the baking sheet and then use a sharp knife to cut two crosses into the top of the loaf, about ½ cm deep, so that the loaf is already marked into 8 wedges before it goes into the oven.
Bake in the oven for 35 – 40 minutes until golden and crisp. Serve while warm.
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