Bread Challenge Week 36
Confession: I picked a less than stellar recipe for week 35 for the bread challenge.
The bread itself is pretty good really but the recipe is terrible. Terrible!
Even though the recipe was pretty terrible I decided to give it a go. Why, you ask? Because I could see the potential. Also, I had sweet potatoes from the farmers market sitting on my counter. Also, whole wheat, whole wheat whole wheat. Oh and one more thing. Sandwich bread!
I know a real baker probably wouldn’t get so excited about sandwich bread, but if there is one thing this bread challenge has taught me it’s that there is a lot of bread out there not meant for sandwich making. Some breads are just better treats or sides. We like sandwiches. This bread challenge has upped my bread intake considerably because not only are we still eating sandwiches but we are also eating bread with several meals a week just to make it through what I make for the challenge.
Okay back to sweet potato bread.
I am happy with this bread. The crust is a nice slight burnt orange color and you can really taste the sweet potato. I love that it is whole wheat and I love that it slices so well. No crumbling. Yes!
However much I like the color, taste and whole wheatiness (what? it’s a word) I do have some gripes. This bread is dense. Dense. Sandwiches with lunch meat are a thumbs up. Peanut butter and jelly, not so much. I can see the potential behind this bread and I am more than willing to try to get it there.
I love that I was able to find a recipe for sweet potato bread that wasn’t a super sweet quick bread recipe. Now I have visions pf pumpkin sandwich bread too. I’m making homemade tomato soup this week and plan to toast up some grilled cheese sandwiches to go with it. I just know the sweet potato bread will be yummy with sharp cheddar. Will I make this again. Yes, but I’ll be changing and tweaking and working to improve this bread. Oh, and since the recipe doesn’t say I baked my loaves for 40 minutes at 375. Also, the recipe says it makes two loaves of bread, which I don’t think is entirely accurate. Either way I like sweet potato and so do Luke and Maddy. Yum.
Hands on time: 4
Total time: 3
make it again: 5
Previous Bread Challenge reviews:
Challah – Week 35
Whole Wheat English Muffins – Week 34
Pumpernickel – Week 33
Green Onion-Sesame Flatbread – Week 32
Beer Bread – Week 31
Country Seed Bread – Week 30
Cinnamon-Raisin Bagels – Week 29
Crunchy Crackers – Week 28
Ciabatta Bread – Week 27
Cornmeal Pancake -Week 26
Lemon Poppy Seed – Week 25
Sourdough – Week 24
Tortillas – Week 23
Honey Wheat Hamburger Buns – Week 22
Garlic Studded Baguette – Week 21
Quinoa Bread – Week 20
Asiago Herb and Garlic Bread – Week 19
Cranberry Pecan Rye Bread – Week 18
Rotis – Whole Wheat Unleavened Bread- Week 17
Farmhouse White Loaf – Week 16
Honey Whole Wheat Slow Cooker Bread – Week 15
The Easiest Loaf of Bread You’ll Ever Bake – Week 14
Hot Cross Buns – Week 13
100% Whole Wheat Bread – Week 12
Thin Wheat Crackers – Week 11
Irish Soda Bread – Week 10
Double Blueberry Muffins – Week 9
Oatmeal Batter Bread – Week 8
Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls – Week 7
Cheesy Pretzels – Week 6
Light Rye Bread – Week 5
Country-Style Whole-Wheat Pita – Week 4
Carrot Raisin Quick Bread – Week 3
Potato Bread – Week 2
Focaccia – Week 1