Sweet Potato Rolls | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Sweet Potato Rolls

Sweet Potato Rolls | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Time is running out on my favorite holiday, and I still haven’t even made my Thanksgiving menu yet. Normally I make Turkey Meatloaf for our very small gathering, but we have actual relatives now, and I’m feeling the pressure to make a traditional turkey. Or at least a roast turkey breast. My sister-in-law is hosting Christmas this year. Maybe I can convince her to let me make a roast turkey for that instead? 

I’ve also had a special request for sweet potatoes with marshmallows, and luckily, Nigella has an awesome recipe that’s not as syrupy sweet as the one my grandma used to make. I was also thinking of making a sweet potato dessert this year instead of pumpkin. Regardless, time is running out, and even though I’m not serving Thanksgiving dinner until Saturday, I still need to figure it out. What would you do?

Sweet Potato Rolls | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

I’m obviously obsessed with sweet potatoes right now, which is why I’m sharing these Sweet Potato Rolls with you in case you’re still looking for an extra special bread recipe for your Thanksgiving table. To me, homemade bread is what make a meal extra special and turns it from just dinner into a feast. 

These rolls are easy to make. I’m a horrible bread baker, and I managed them with ease. Use your stand mixer to help you if you have one. And while nothing is ever quite as phenomenal as bread fresh out of the oven, you can definitely make these the day before and then warm them before serving. Thanksgiving is enough work as it is. make as much in advance as you can.

Sweet Potato Rolls | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Serve some Sweet Potato Rolls this Thanksgiving and make your feast just a bit more special. It’s gonna be awesome.

Sweet Potato Rolls
Yields 15
Sweet Potato Rolls definitely deserve a place on your Thanksgiving table.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
4 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
4 hr
Ingredients
  1. 6 ounces peeled sweet potato, chopped
  2. 2-1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast
  3. 2 tablespoons honey
  4. 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  5. 1/4 cup warm water
  6. 1/2 cup buttermilk
  7. 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  8. 2 teaspoons salt
  9. 3 cups all purpose flour, plus some for surface
  10. 1 egg, lightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Place your sweet potato chunks in a pan and cover them with cold water. Boil for about 20 minutes or until fork tender. Drank and return sweet potato chunks to a bowl or your pan. Mash until smooth and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine yeast, warm water, olive oil, and 1 tablespoon honey. If you pour your olive oil into your tablespoon measure first, and swirl it around, the honey will come out easier after it's been measured.
  3. Give this all a quick stir and allow it to sit for 15 minutes to get foamy.
  4. To your foamy yeast mixture, add your mashed sweet potatoes, remaining tablespoon of honey, buttermilk, melted butter, and salt. With your mixer on low, combine all of these ingredients.
  5. With your mixer still running, start adding in the flour a half cup at a time and mix until combined.
  6. Once all your flour is incorporated, turn off your mixer and switch out your paddle attachment for your dough hook. Use that to knead your dough for two to three minutes. It will still be quite sticky, but that's okay.
  7. Transfer your dough to a lightly greased bowl. Cover it with plastic wrap or a clean tea towel and set it aside in a warm place for two hours to rise.
  8. Turn your dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it until smooth. Roll it out into a fat log and cut off approximately two ounce pieces, rolling them into a ball. Place your rolls into a greased 9x13 baking pan.
  9. Allow your dough to rise in a warm place for another 30-45 minutes.
  10. Preheat your oven to 375F.
  11. Use a pastry brush to brush the top of each roll with your beaten egg.
  12. Bake for 20-25 minuetes or until lightly golden on top. Serve warm with butter and honey or store in an airtight container and reheat before serving.
Adapted from How Sweet It Is
Adapted from How Sweet It Is
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Cheddar Quick Bread | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Cheddar Quick Bread

Cheddar Quick Bread | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

The weekend was lovely. No plans, no pressure. Long naps. The sun made an appearance and we managed to take our jackets off. We finished projects. We shut our brains down. We took it easy, and it was lovely.

But now Monday is here and it’s back to real life. People expect you to act like an adult. It’s good, and we’re grateful for it, but you can’t wear sweatpants or drink gin, so it’s maybe not quite as good as the day before. You need to have something to look forward to when you get back home. Something to immerse you back into that weekend calm again, if even for a few moments.

Cheddar Quick Bread | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

May I suggest cheese and carbs? Or more specifically, Cheddar Quick Bread. This recipe comes together in like five minutes then just sits in the oven and does its thing for a bit. When it’s all over, you have a dense, moist loaf of bread simply loaded with cheese. 

You could quite happily shove this in your face as is, but you could also combine it with all sorts of awesomeness. I’m thinking of toasting mine in a skillet with butter then stacking it with crispy bacon, a fried egg, and a dash of hot sauce. It might also be excellent zapped in the microwave for a few seconds and then slathered with apple butter.

Cheddar Quick Bread | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

A few minutes of minimal effort will give you something to get excited about for several days. What could possibly be bad about that?

Cheddar Quick Bread
Serves 12
Cheddar Quick Bread is moist and loaded with cheese and takes about five minutes of actual effort to make.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
40 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  3. 1-1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  6. 1 cup milk
  7. 1 tablespoon sugar
  8. 1 teaspoon salt
  9. 2 cups shredded cheddar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 and grease a 9-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, gently whisk together flour, baking powder, and mustard powder to combine.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together egg, oil, milk, sugar, and salt until combined.
  4. Ditch your whisk, pour your wet ingredients over your dry ingredients, and gently fold together as quickly as you can with a rubber spatula. Try to get everything combined in 10 seconds or less. Some lumps are okay.
  5. Fold in the cheese. It's going to seem like a lot. This is what makes it awesome. Try to work quickly to get it evenly dispersed.
  6. Scrape your batter into your waiting loaf pan and smooth the top. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Run a knife around the edge of the loaf and remove it from the pan immediately to cool. Can be served warm or saved for later. Store in an airtight container.
Adapted from I'm Just Here for More Food by Alton Brown
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Garlic Herb Toast | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Garlic Herb Toast

  Garlic Herb Toast | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

It’s soup season. As I watch the rest of the world slip into the crisp days of Autumn, I can’t help but crave the gentle aromatic simmer of a huge pot of soup. Stew, chowder, or chili would all suffice. Lots of flavors, textures and love all in one heavy pot, left to mingle and get happy for hours… It makes my little cook’s heart flutter. 

Garlic Herb Toast | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

According to my husband, a good soup must always be accompanied by a good bread. Dipping is imperative. I have to admit, a hunk of crusty bread next to my bowl does make the meal seem complete. Bread also allows me to soak up every last drop of goodness. This can only be a good thing.

This Garlic Herb Toast has several awesome elements that make it perfect. It’s layer with flavors from fresh garlic and parsley, along with some other dried herbs and seasonings. It’s perfectly crunchy, but not tough. Best of all, once you have softened butter, the whole thing comes together in a matter of minutes with a food processor. Spin together fresh ingredients, spread them on bread, bake for 15 minutes, eat to your heart’s content.

Garlic Herb Toast | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Keep yourself warm and cozy. Put a pot of goodness on the stove. Make Garlic Herb Toast to complete a beautiful thing. It’s gonna be so very awesome.

Garlic Herb Toast
Serves 8
Crusty, crunchy, and packed with flavor, Garlic Herb Toast is the perfect accompaniment to Autumn soups and stews.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 long skinny loaf of sour dough or your favorite bread
  2. 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  3. 1 stick (4 ounces) butter, softened
  4. 1/4 cup (one big handful) fresh Italian parsley
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  7. 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  8. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  9. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Slice your bread in half so you have two shorter sticks, then slice these both down the middle lengthwise to open them up.
  3. Whack your garlic cloves with the flat side of your knife to remove the skin. Put them in your food processor and give them a spin for a few seconds until they're finely minced.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor and pulse until well combined.
  5. Spread a quarter of the butter mixture on each piece of bread. Bake for 15 minutes and allow to cool for a few minutes before cutting into serving sizes.
  6. Store leftovers in a zip top bag in the fridge to be eaten with the best thing a pot of soup creates, leftovers.
Adapted from Handle the Heat
Adapted from Handle the Heat
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