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Buttered Sweet Potato Knot Rolls

Buttered Sweet Potato Knot Rolls Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Ingredients

  • 1 package dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 cup warm 2% reduced-fat milk (100° to 110°)
  • 3/4 cup canned mashed sweet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted and divided
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 5 cups bread flour, divided
  • Cooking spray

Preparation


Dissolve yeast in milk in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes.

Add sweet potatoes, 1 tablespoon butter, salt, and egg yolks, stirring mixture with a whisk.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add 4 1/2 cups flour; stir until a soft dough forms.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes); add enough of remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands (dough will feel very soft and tacky).

Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 45 minutes or until doubled in size. (Gently press 2 fingers into dough. If indentation remains, dough has risen enough.) Punch dough down. Cover and let rest 5 minutes.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Divide dough into 24 equal portions. Working with 1 portion at a time (cover remaining dough to prevent drying), shape each portion into a 9-inch rope. Carefully shape rope into a knot; tuck top end of knot under roll. Place roll on a prepared pan.

Repeat procedure with remaining dough, placing 12 rolls on each pan. Lightly coat rolls with cooking spray; cover and let rise 30 minutes or until doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 400°.

Uncover rolls. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes with 1 pan on bottom rack and 1 pan on second rack from top. Rotate pans; bake an additional 7 minutes or until rolls are golden brown on top and sound hollow when tapped.

Remove rolls from pans; place on wire racks. Brush rolls with 2 tablespoons butter. Serve warm or at room temperature.


  • Yield: 24 servings (serving size: 1 roll)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 134
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 17%
Fat per serving: 2.6g
Saturated fat per serving: 1.2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.7g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.3g
Protein per serving: 4.3g
Carbohydrate per serving: 23g
Fiber per serving: 0.9g
Cholesterol per serving: 22mg
Iron per serving: 1.4mg
Sodium per serving: 147mg
Calcium per serving: 21mg

Good to Know

Serve these delicious, guilt-free treats piping hot. They have about one-third the calories and fat of traditional rolls, and a boost of beta-carotene from naturally sweet sweet potato.

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