Sweet Potato Cupcakes...
... for Thanksgiving Meal! ^_^
I made my first attempt last week.
Big batch this time on the Thanksgiving morning. Everything was done 1 hr before went to the Thanksgiving gathering.
Bought aluminium cups to make them easier to handle and looked prettier.
Portion : 15 cups of Japanese style baked Sweet Potato
1.5 kg sweet potatoes
6 tbsp unsalted sweet cream butter
7 tbsp dark brown sugar (the suggested amount was 10 tbsp granulated sugar)
4.5 egg yolks
8 tbsp whipped heavy cream (the suggested amount was 15 tbsp fresh cream)
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp imitation rum extract or 2 tbsp rum wine (I used rum extract)
1.5 egg yolks for surface glazing
1. Wash and peel skin of sweet potatoes with gloves. Cut them into 3 inch blocks. Steam for 20 min or microwave for 8 min with wrap until soft. While doing this, whipped the heavy cream.
2. While the sweet potatoes are still hot, add in butter and mix the whole thing until the butter is melted and the potatoes are smashed.
3. Add in the remaining ingredients one by one and mix well (except the egg yolks for glazing).
4. Let the mixture cold to harden for 15-20 min in fridge. While waiting for this, preheat oven to 350°F.
5. Fill the mixture into the aluminium cups and bake for 5 min.
6. Take them out and glaze the surface with egg yolks. Bake until the surface turns brown (about 40-45 min).
The end result?
Not looking bad huh? ;)
Well, as I reduced the amount of sugar and whipped cream this time, they were not too oily and high calories as previous one. The taste was milder too. I like it, although I think it might be too tasteless for some people who prefer strong taste desserts (I noticed that in this country some people like a lot of cream and sweet syrup on their already sweet desserts). I felt bad for making the sweet potatoes cupcakes too mild.
So, if you want to try making one next time, just make sure you know what is your preference.
I'll make it stronger taste next time for my guests instead of my own preference. :P
You'll know where these sweet potatoes ended up in my next post. ^_^