Sweet Potato Bread
Makes one loaf
1 ½ cups sifted all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ cup butter (one stick)
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Optional: 2 tsp real maple syrup
Grated rind of half an orange or one whole small orange. (Moro is best here)
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp allspice
¾ cup cooked sweet potato (roasted, boiled, microwaved, any way you want as long as it has been peeled)
3 heaping tablespoons of sour cream
½ cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350˚F.
Cut butter into ½ inch cubes and place in a bowl or bowl for stand mixer. Beat butter until light yellow and fluffy. Slowly add sugars and beat until smooth. Add vanilla and add eggs slowly one at a time. Add maple syrup (optional), orange rind and spices. Beat in the sweet potato until mixture is creamy and well combined. Sift all dry ingredients(flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt) together and add slowly in three parts, alternating with sour cream each time. Beat on med to med-high speed until batter is fluffy and light in color.
Pour into well greased loaf pan. Bake on center oven rack for one hour. Oh Yum yum!