by - July 18, 2017

I tried another cinnamon roll with Japanese Sweet Potato.  Most of the Cinnamon roll recipes online uses all purpose flour.  I found it abit hard. So, I used bread flour instead which turned out softer.  I made a mistake in this roll where I brushed on too much icing and made the roll a little wet.

Japanese Purple Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls Recipe


Potato Rolls:
400g bread flour
230g Japanese sweet potato (peeled, steamed and mashed)
40g caster sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp salt
1 tsp instant active yeast
160ml fresh milk
60g butter

1 tbsp cinnamon powder
35g brown sugar
50g butter

Icing (heat for one or two minutes)
3 tbsp icing sugar
10 gm butter
100 ml water
Pinch of salt


1.  Place all ingredients for Sweet Potato Rolls in the bowl of the stand mixer and knead until it had come together and become elastic or let the machine knead for 10 - 15 minutes.

2.  Set it aside to rise for 45 to 60 minutes or till double in size.

3.  When doubled in size, punch down dough. Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. Spread melted butter all over dough. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough. Starting with the widest end, roll the dough into a log. Pinch to seal seams. Cut the dough into 1.5 – 2 inc sections with a string of floss. Place the rolls in a greased/lined 14 X 10.5 inc square baking pan.

4.  Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.

5.  Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
6.  Remove rolls from oven and brush frosting over hot rolls.

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