Sweet Potato, Cherry and Walnut Bread

    1 hour 20 min

    A tasty and nutritious bread, great for energy at any time of the day.


    Somerset, England, UK
    2 people made this

    Makes: 1 loaf

    • 1 large sweet potato
    • 50g butter
    • 2 tablespoons tahini
    • 100g walnuts
    • 200g wholemeal flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bircarbonate of soda
    • 120g soft brown sugar
    • 100g dried cherries
    • few drops vanilla extract
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 orange, zested

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 160 C / Gas 3.
    2. Peel the sweet potato and chop into big chunks. Place in a pan of water, bring to the boil and cook for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the butter gently in a saucepan, add the tahini and honey then allow to cool.
    3. Place the walnuts in a loaf tin and cook in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl along with the baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Add in the sugar and cherries then roughly crush the cooled walnuts into the mix.
    4. Purée the potato then add the spices and orange rind. Add a few drops of vanilla extract to the melted butter mix then add to the purée, add the eggs.
    5. Pour the purée into the dry mixture and then fold together just until mixed, not too much, you don't want a bricky bread! Pour into the loaf tin and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour until a knife comes out clean.

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