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

Purple Yam / Taro Bread

Yield: 9 buns
Author: Kiki
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 30 Mininactive time: 2 HourTotal time: 2 H & 45 M
sweet soft purple yam breads


Purple Yam / Taro Bread
  • 125 milliliter warm milk
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 350 grams bread flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 60 grams sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 100 grams purple yam
  • 25 grams unsalted butter


  1. Place the ingredients,
  2. 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.
  3. Punch the air out then divide the dough into 9 portions, knead and shape each into a round ball. Place the dough 3 on each row in a 9"x9" square baking tray lightly greased with butter.  Let it proof until double in size, about one hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit
  5. When the buns are ready to be baked, brush the dough with egg whites.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes, rotate the pan, then continue to bake for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the buns are golden brown