December 11, 2008
A handful of people emailed me last night, asking for my recipe for sweet potato bread. Honestly, I'm a teeny bit reluctant to post it. First, because it tastes a little bit like arse--which isn't that big of deal, because seriously, even the nastiest arse becomes delectable if it's got some butter on top.
The second reason is the one that leaves me more concerned. This recipe you see, will completely change your view of me. Not only will I become more domestic in your eyes, but you'll also notice that there's more to me than M&Ms, bacon bits, and fingers coated in Cheetos dust. Things like whole wheat flour. And raw nuts.
Since I've gone this far, I may as well tell you everything...my primary care physician is a naturopath, I wear an apron when I cook, I sewed the apron myself, and all I want for Christmas is a high-end bread machine--and good heavens I want it SO BADLY!
Now that I've completely blown my cover, go make yourself a damn loaf of sweet potato bread:
(Or, on second thought, chew on a King Size Snickers bar. It's far less complicated.)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour, sifted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup granulated sugar
4 cups of Dorito crumbs (kidding!)
3/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup dates
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
4 tablespoons milk
1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes (boiled or baked--either way)
Mix wet. Mix dry. Mix together. Bake at 325 for one hour and 350 for an additional 15 minutes--or until it's cooked. Just do whatever it takes.
Please rest assured, I will always suck butt when it comes to doing the laundry. Always.