Friday, June 3, 2011

Sweet Potato Cobbler

I made Jory Sweet Potato Cobbler last weekend. It is his favorite food in the world. That is not a lie. You should have seen the look on his face when I told him I was going to make it!

Sweet Potato Cobbler
Category: Desserts
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Source: GSTSPQ

2 c boiled, peeled sweet potatoes, cut into chunks
1 stick butter
2 c water
2 c sugar
1 ½ c self-rising flour
½ c shortening
1/3 c milk
1 t cinnamon
1 t nutmeg

1. Melt butter in 13x9 pan.

2. Heat water and sugar until sugar melts.

3. Make dough with next three ingredients. Roll into a ¼ in thick rectangle. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.

4. Put sweet potatoes on dough, roll it up and pinch ends to seal. Slice roll into 15-20 pieces and put them in pan of butter.

5. Pour sugar syrup over pieces and bake 45 minutes at 350.

Notes: 1. This generally takes one very large sweet potato. I boil it for 5-10 minutes to make the skin easy to peel off and it a little easier to cut. Then I peel it, dice it and boil the chunck a little longer until they are tender.

2. The crust is a little hard to work with. I put about half of it in the pan, top it with the potatoes and then with the other half of the dough. Then I just mash it down real good. It bakes up fine.