Sweet Potato Buns

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recipe by Tim Redfern

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    Total Time
    1hr 5mins
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These are two sweet potato recipes from the Sefton Park Infant school Caribbean Cookbook. When I was growing up there in the 1970s, Bristol was the multicultural capital of the UK and one of the few places where you could buy plantains, avocados and sweet potatoes. Thus my love of food was born!

recipe updated May 20, 2019


  • Sweet potato icon
    Sweet potato
  • Water icon
  • Self raising flour icon
    Self raising flour
  • Egg icon
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  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Lightly floured surface
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Large saucepan
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside egg: beaten
  2. Get a clean large saucepan
  3. Add cubed sweet potato
  4. Add water
  5. Boil until tender - approx 15 min
  6. Drain
  7. Mash with potato masher until smooth then set aside
  8. Pre-heat - 190°C
  9. Prepare a clean baking sheet with parchment paper
  10. Get a clean large mixing bowl
  11. Add self raising flour
  12. Transfer potatoes to dough
  13. Add prepared egg
  14. Add milk gradually
  15. Mix well until dough forms
  16. Let rest - approx 10 min
  17. Transfer dough to lightly floured surface
  18. Roll into balls
  19. Transfer dough balls to baking sheet
  20. Flatten gently
  21. Bake until browned - 15 min, 190°C
  22. Serve
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