Soft and fluffy, these Sweet Potato Buttermilk Crescent Rolls are perfect for a holiday.
My favorite part of any holiday meal is probably the bread. I actually made these rolls, along with Lion House Rolls, last Thanksgiving. They turned out so well – they just may be one of my new favorite roll recipes!! I have always loved potato breads, but this was my first time making a sweet potato bread. And it definitely won’t be the last time!!
- 1 cup mashed sweet potato, at room temperature
- 2 cups buttermilk, at room temperature
- 1 egg, at room temperature
- ½ cup butter, melted and cooled
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 packets (4½ teaspoons) active dry yeast
- 2½ teaspoons salt
- 6 – 7 cups bread flour
- Combine the sweet potato, buttermilk, egg, butter, sugar, yeast and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on low until combined. Let sit for a few minutes.
- Using the paddle attachment, add in 1 cup of the bread flour. Add in more flour, 1 cup at a time, until a soft dough begins to form. If you are using a stand mixer, switch to the dough hook and knead on medium for 6-7 minutes. Add more flour as needed until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. (The amount of flour will vary - don't feel that you have to use the full amount.) If kneading by hand, dump the dough on a floured surface and knead for 8-10 minutes, adding flour as needed, until the dough is soft and tacky, but not sticky.
- Scrape the dough out of the bowl and knead on a lightly floured surface a few times to form the dough into a smooth bowl. Place the dough in a large bowl that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or greased with oil. Turn the dough to coat and then cover with plastic wrap or a towel and let it rise until doubled.
- When the dough has doubled, punch the dough down to deflate it. Cut the dough in half. Working with half of the dough at a time, roll the dough into a circle, about 12-inches in diameter. Use a pizza cutter to slice the dough into 10-12 wedges. Starting on the wide end, roll up into a crescent shape. Place the rolls on a greased baking sheet. Repeat with the second half of the dough. Cover loosely with a towel or plastic wrap and let rise until doubled.
- While the rolls are rising, preheat the oven to 375F.
- Place the rolls in the oven and bake until browned and cooked through, 15-20 minutes. Let the rolls cool slightly before serving.