Sweet Potato Love Buns

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 763
Yield: 4 - 5 dozen buns


1/2 cup scalded milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed sweet potato
3 packages yeast, softened in 1/2 cup warm water
2 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1 teaspoon orange juice
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
5 - 6 cups all-purpose flour


Scald milk; combine sugar, butter, and salt. Into sugar mixture, add lukewarm milk, potatoes, yeast, eggs, rind, juices, and nutmeg. Stir in 2 1/2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Add more flour to make a soft dough. Knead. Let rise to double; punch down; let rest 10 minutes. Shape into buns about 2 inches in diameter. Place 1 inch apart on greased baking pan. Let rise to double. Bake at 350° for 15–20 minutes. Freezes well.

Fun Fact: Founded in Chapel Hill in 1789, the nation’s oldest state college is the University of North Carolina.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 763
Calories from Fat: 175

This Sweet Potato Love Buns recipe is from the Best of the Best from the East Coast Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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