Sweet Potato Scrolls with Pecan Nuts
I’ve been told, that the holiday season approaches!
Many years ago (a friend of mine in the states,) told me that Halloween marked the beginning of the holiday season for her. She mentioned this, because Halloween is a pretty big deal right? Then it’s followed by the next month’s preparation and planning for Thanksgiving and last, (but not least) the main event, Christmas!
I remember pondering this and thinking, wow! One day I must do a proper Halloween and Thanksgiving in the States. That dream is yet to come true, but if ever there was a foodie bucket list, surely it’s okay to add events and destinations into that too? ;)
Upon a quick Google check, I decided that this year was the time to try a Thanksgiving recipe at home & I had the most unbelievable craving for a sticky, sweet, scroll.
Sticky scrolls, pumpkin, sweet potatoes (yams?) and pecan…marshmallow and yams? Wow!
I’ve got to say that there are a billion food combinations I have tried, but I am yet to eat that marshmallow-y concoction, true story! Let’s just add that to the foodie bucket list too, (this will be funny if ever I turn up in the states one day and there are numerous people greeting me with their yam & candy dish, lol!)
So, what can you expect when you make this version of a sticky scroll?
Well, firstly it’s packed with the flavours of yummy sweet potato and spices, (which pretty much tastes great on its own…errr not that I ate too much of it ;)) Then, it’s mixed into a light and sticky dough and amplified with crunchy pecan nuts and sweet, sweet raisins/sultanas (omit these items freely too, of course!)
Better yet, after baking and making your house smell like a Yankee-doodle-pumpkin-spiced candle (yes, I’ve heard about those and how amazingly good they smell!) you then get to drizzle these yummy scrolls from head to toe, with a oozey, milky glaze!!!
Dough: 500g strong flour,
1 large sweet potato, mashed. (1.5 cups approx)
14g dried yeast,
1 tbsp Ground Ginger,
1 tbsp Cinnamon,
1 cup Brown sugar,
1/2 cup melted butter,
Splash of milk,
Filling: 1/2 cup of chopped pecans & raisins (mixed)
Brown sugar to dust, (optional)
Bun wash: 1/2 cup apricot jam (melted)
Milky glaze to decorate: 1/2 cup icing sugar & 3-5 drops of milk.
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