clockwise from top left: sweet potato hamburger buns, sweet potato cinnamon rolls, sweet potato pretzels, and Hungarian sweet potato bread
I made hamburger buns, cinnamon rolls, pretzels, bread, and a huge 9x13 pan of spiced sweet potato blondies (from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar). It took me two days to get everything done, but it was well worth it.
sweet potato cinnamon roll zoomage
For the hamburger buns, I went with the King Arthur's flour recipe I found online, but I tried to do the cool technique I saw here. It didn't really work out that well. If anybody can figure out how to veganize that recipe, please let me know because those buns look awesome!
For the pretzels and cinnamon rolls, I simply subbed sweet potato puree for the pumpkin in two very popular recipes. You can find the recipes for Katie's pumpkin cinnamon rolls and Kittee's soft whole wheat pumpkin pretzels in the provided links. This was actually my first time ever making pretzels from scratch. I didn't have atta flour so I substituted more all purpose with a bit of vital wheat gluten mixed in. I also used sunflower seeds instead of pumpkin because I need to go shopping like woah. The results, though misshapen, were absolutely fantastic! Much easier than I thought it would be.
By far, my favorite thing to make was this Hungarian potato bread. I subbed a generous 3/4 cups sweet potato puree for the russet potato in the recipe. It was the first time I made bread that came out with a crisp and crackly outside, soft and chewy inside. It was fantastic. Even tasted slightly sour. I'd make this again soon because it was that delicious!
I love this time of year because I get to enjoy orange food. I can't wait to buy and use my first can of pumpkin. That's pretty much the way I celebrate the beginning of fall. Now, if only the weather could catch up to the season...