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Sweet Potato Bread

Who can resist this soft pillowy buns that are buttery and cheesy? I am sure a lot of people would ditch their diet just to take one or two of these buns. It is a sweet bread that is topped with butter, sugar and grated cheese. Yes it is sinful but it is worth it. Another name for this bun is called ensaymada.


  • 94g mashed sweet potato
  • 276g bread flour
  • 25g cake flour
  • 4g salt
  • 131g milk
  • 1 egg + 1 yolk
  • 50g softened salted butter
  • 76g sugar
  • 6g yeast


  • Preheat your oven at 180 degree celsius
  • Mix all the ingredients except the salt and butter using a mixer at low speed
  • When the ingredients are coming altogether, add in the butter and salt. Maintain at slow speed. knead for 4-5 minutes. This dough would be a bit sticky, but avoid adding more flour.
  • Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl , cover and let it rise for about an hour or until the size becomes double, by now the dough would be less sticky
  • Punch down the dough and scale for 55g and shape it into a ball, placed it into a waxed liner.
  • Cover and proof it for about 30-45 minutes or until the size becomes double
  • Brush the top with egg (beaten 1 whole egg)
  • Bake for 13 minutes
  • Let it cool, spread some softened butter(alternative buttercream), sprinkle some sugar and grated cheese.

Enjoy! Hasta La Vista, til my next post! See yah!