Purple Yam / Taro Bread

Friday, February 1, 2019

My second born loves eating purple yam as snack. I usually just baked them in 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 45 minutes. After that voila, it's ready to be eaten. When we went to Big Island couple years ago, we ate Hawaiian Taro Bread that we love so I thought of making that but using purple yam instead of taro. You can use taro if you prefer just add about 10 grams sugar since taro is not as sweet as purple yam. 
Just combine the bread ingredients in the kitchen aid or bread machine. Then add 100 grams of soft baked taro. Here is what the dough looks like after the kneading and first proofing:
Divide the dough into nine then shape the dough:

Purple Yam / Taro Bread
Printable Recipe
150 milliliter warm milk
2 teaspoons yeast
300 grams bread flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
60 grams sugar
2 eggs yolks
100 grams purple yam (rinse, bake at 400 degree Fahrenheit for 45 minutes or until soft, then peeled)
40 grams unsalted butter

Place the ingredients, in the order listed, inside a bread machine set on dough cycle (or kitchen aid with a dough hook attachment set at speed 1 for 30 minutes).

Cover the mixing bowl with a cloth napkins then leave it in a warm place. I put mine inside a preheated 200 degree Fahrenheit oven, turn it off. Let the dough proof inside the warm oven for one hour.

Punch the air out then divide the dough into 9 portions, knead and shape each into a round ball. Place the dough about 1 inch apart in a 9" x 9" square baking tray lightly greased with butter. Let it proof for another hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit

When the buns are ready to be baked, brush the dough with egg whites. Bake for about 15 minutes, rotate the pan, then continue to bake for another 5 to 10 minutes or until the buns are golden brown


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