06 March 2009

Recipe: Sweet Potato Bread

Listed under the Bed and Breakfast section, try this easy recipe on for size some morning on the weekend. Louisiana is known for its excellent sweet potatoes, something definitely treasured in Lafayette!

Sweet Potato Bread

Voila! Lafayette Centennial Cookbook 1884 – 1984

Yield: 6 – 8 servings


½ cup butter

½ cup sugar

¾ cup brown sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon salt

3 cups grated raw sweet potatoes

Directions: Cream butter and sugars in large mixing bowl. Blend in eggs. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Fold in grated sweet potatoes.

Pour into well-greased 8-inch black iron skillet. Bake in preheated 350-degree F. oven for 1 hour or until tester comes out clean.
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