- 2 packages of yeast (1/4-ounce packages)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water (110 to 115 degrees)
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 3 eggs, one of which is beaten together with 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 3 to 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup cooked mashed sweet potatoes
In a bowl combine yeast with 1 tablespoon of sugar and warm water, let proof for 5 minutes.
Add remaining sugar, butter, salt, and 2 of the eggs to the yeast mixture, stir to blend well. Stir in the flour, 1 cup at a time, and then stir in the sweet potato.
Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 2 to 3 minutes adding only enough flour to prevent it for sticking to the board. When the dough is smooth and springy, shape it into a ball. Place in an oiled bowl, and coat the dough completely with oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let sit in a warm place until it doubles in size, about 1 hour.
Punch down the dough and shape into 2 dozen golf ball sized balls. Place them on a buttered cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Cover and let rise until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Brush the rolls with the beaten egg and cream mixture.
Bake for 20 minutes.