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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Sweet Potato Traybake and One Potato Two Potato Linky for June

It's my turn to host One Potato, Two Potato linky for June and I cannot wait to see all of your vegetarian makes and bakes using potato or sweet potato.  I decided to bake a Sweet Potato Traybake for packed lunches, and made another one to take to work as it went down so well with my lot.  



Sweet Potato Traybake

150g softened butter
150g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
4 free range eggs, I used large eggs
300g peeled and grated sweet potato
1 Tblsp orange zest
120g sultanas or raisins
250g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 or 2 tsp mixed spice (pumpkin pie spice)

Icing:
200g cream cheese
75g icing sugar

Preheat the oven to 200C/Fan 180C/400F/Gas Mark 6.  Line a 30cm x 20cm (12 inch x 8 inch) traybake tin with non-stick baking paper.  

Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy, this usually takes 3 - 5 minutes.  Beat in the vanilla and eggs one at a time, beating well after adding each egg to ensure it is properly incorporated before adding the next one.

Add the grated sweet potato, orange zest, and sultanas.  Mix until combined.  Sift in the flour, baking power, baking soda, and mixed spice.  Gently stir until completely combined, don't beat the mixture at this stage or the traybake will be tough.  Pour into the prepared tin and level the top.

Bake for 35 - 40 minutes, or until it springs back to the touch and a skewer inserted comes out free of crumbs.  Leave to cool in the tin before turning it out.  

Beat the icing sugar, cream cheese and orange zest together and spread over the cooled cake.  Slice and serve.  



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