I baked pretty, sweet potato pies yesterday. They have delicate nutty flavour and light in sweetness. Indeed they were delicious treats. This is the recipe for you, enjoy.
Sweet Potato Pies
By Susi for You
1-cup heap full plain flour
1 tablespoon melted butter and 1/2cup warm water
Mixture of 1 table melted butter and 2 table of oil
1 cup mashed boiled sweet potatoes
1.3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla paste
1 tablespoon pine nuts
1 egg lightly beaten
a) Place the flour in a large bowl
b) Add in the warm water mixture
c) Mix them quickly to make soft dough
d) Knead the dough, add the extra flour from time to time, and knead it until it is very smooth,
e) Rest it for 25 minutes at least
a) Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly together.
b) Keep aside and cover the bowl.
Knead the dough lightly and divide the dough onto 12 small pieces
a) Roll them to make very thin pastry
b) Place six thin round pastries onto buttered tin
c) Place a tablespoon of the filling
d) Cover with the other pastry, brush them with oil and butter mixture
e) Bake the pies on a preheated hot oven at 175 degrees C for 22 minutes.
f) Take them out from the oven, dust with icing powder.
Serve hot or room temperature with tea or coffee.
Sweet Potato Pie Served with Tea
Information about sweet potatoes
Nutrient content (Wikip)
Besides simple starches, sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, beta-carotene (a provitamin A carotenoid), vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese and potassium. Pink, yellow and green varieties are also high in beta-carotene.
In 1992, the Center for Science in the Public Interest compared the nutritional value of sweet potatoes to other vegetables. Considering fiber content, complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium, the sweet potato ranked highest in nutritional value. According to these criteria, sweet potatoes earned 184 points, 100 points over the next on the list, the common potato. Despite the name “sweet”, it may be a beneficial food for diabetics, as preliminary studies on animals have revealed it helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and to lower insulin resistance.
Sweet potato varieties with dark orange flesh have more beta carotene than those with light-colored flesh, and their increased cultivation is being encouraged in Africa, where vitamin A deficiency is a serious health problem. A 2012 study of 10,000 households in Uganda found that 50% of children who ate normal sweet potatoes suffered from vitamin A deficiency compared with only 10% of those on the high beta carotene variety.