Sweet Potato Bun


One of my friend got sweet potato roasted in brown butter. It was  divine  experience to taste few spoon of that. I was really tempted to try sweet potato  with brown butter in any form.

Made these buns, outcome captured by my mobile camera.

Understand your yeast , Yeast want lukewarm(not very hot) sweet liquid to froth.

Put yeast in warm milk with sugar.

Yeast after few  minutes


Mix flour and salt

Make well in middle of the flour to add wet ingredients


Mash the sweet potato


Add mashed sweet potato and brown butter too!



Make shape like small ballDSC_0706


After Proofing  for 45 minutes, Bake it !



Sweet Potato Bun

For 11 small bun

Adapted from Iamafoodblog


  • 3 ½ cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 to 1½ cup of Warm milk
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 sweet potato (cooked and mashed )
  • 2 + 1 tablespoon of brown butter


  1. Mix  flour and salt and now make a well in middle, keep it aside
  2. In a small saucepan heat  milk and sugar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved
  3. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool from hot to just warm. Now take 1 cup of milk in cup then add yeast to the liquid. Leave it to activate and froth
  4. Pour yeast liquid  into the well of flour, then add Sweet potato and  add 2 tablespoon of brown butter.
  5. Knead it till the dough is soft. Add more milk if require
  6. Keep the dough in a greased bowl and cover the bowl with plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for 12 hours.
  7. Once you take out the dough from refrigerator,  Punch the dough lightly . Cover and let rest for 10 minutes in room temperature
  8. Divide the dough into 11-12 equal pieces, shape into balls
  9. Place the balls leaving some space between each balls on baking sheet. Cover it and leave it  for 30 minutes to 45 minutes. This process is called proofing
  10. Brush lightly with butter  or egg wash( I used only butter)
  11. Bake it is preheated oven at 190 degree C for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Take out and immediately brush its  with butter
  12. njoy!
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