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Braided Sweet Potato Bread
From: Walter Trumble

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  • 2 tablespoons dry yeast
  • 1/4 c lukewarm water
  • 1/4 c safflower oil
  • 1 ts thyme
  • 1 1/2 c mashed sweet potato
  • 3 tb sweetener
  • 1 c soymilk
  • 3 c wholewheat flour
  • 1 c unbleached white flour
  • 1/2 c cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 ts salt
  • 1 soymilk for brushing loaves
Combine yeast & water & let stand for 10 minutes.
Stir in oil & thyme, followed by potatoes, sweetener & soymilk.
Stir gently till mixture is smooth.

In another bowl, combine flours, cornmeal & salt.
Make a well in the centre & pour in wet mixture.
Mix together, then knead on a floured bowl for 10 minutes.
Let rise, covered till doubled in bulk.

Punch down dough & divide into 6 pieces.
Roll each piece into a long coil with hands, about 1-inch in diameter.
To make each loaf, braid 3 coil s & pinch ends together.
Place on a floured baking sheet, cover with damp cloth & let rise till doubled in bulk.
Brush tops with soymilk & bake in a preheated 350F for 40 to 50 minutes, till tops are golden.