A delicious, orange-scented sweet potato and nut quick bread from the heirlooom recipe files of the NC Sweetpotato Commission, Inc.
1 1/4 cups sweet potatoes,cooked and mashed
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large eggs, well beaten
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup orange marmalade
3 unpeeled orange slices
- Cream shortening, add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, sweet potatoes, milk and lemon juice, beat well.
- Sift flour, baking powder and salt together; add sifted ingredients and nuts to sweet potato mixture and mix only until ingredients are combined.
- Spread orange marmalade evenly over the bottom of greased 9 x 5 x 3-inch pan. Arrange orange slices in marmalade. Turn SweetPotato batter into pan.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Invert on cake rack and cool before slicing.
Makes 1 loaf.
Recipe courtesy of North Carolina Sweetpotato Commission.