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Sweet potato hot pockets August 4, 2008

Posted by live2cook in Breakfast, Oven baked Breads and Rolls, Sour dough.
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What do you think about the different varieties of vegetables?

I think, it is mother nature’s memory game.

If we take each part of a plant, say leaves, stems or roots, there are so many parts. Each part has unique characteristics though they fall under same category. If we take the unique characteristics as color, taste and texture, there are representatives in each part of the plant.

Mother nature has developed many varieties and characteristics for us to explore. Though we understood the characteristics of nature’s bounty with the help of science, it would have been an interesting memory game for the early mankind. When the early man found sweet potato and tomato, he would have been amazed to find the color and texture of strawberries in Tomatoes and the texture of potato and taste of strawberries in Sweet potato.

The variety of vegetables and fruits makes me think that mother nature wants her children to live like kings and queens. She wants us to eat a variety of food and spruce up our lives. I love to use different vegetable varieties in the same recipe and it always amazes me how the same recipe turns out different.

This post is about sweet potato hot pockets that I created after being inspired by the potato hot pockets recipe.

Ingredient:

For the dough:

3 cups All purpose flour or Whole wheat flour
1 cup Active starter (or 1 tsp Dry yeast)
1/3 cup oil
1 Tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt

For the filling:

2 Large sweet potato (Baked in Microwave and mashed)
1/2 cup chopped Dates (or your choice of dried fruits)
1/2 cup chopped Pecans (or your choice of nuts)
1/4 tsp Cardamom powder

**** Since the sweet potato was very sweet, I skipped using any sweetener. If you want, You can add 2 Tbsp of sugar or Jaggery ****

Method:

1. Mix the ingredients for the dough and knead into soft and elastic dough.
2. Cover and allow to raise until doubled in volume.
3. Mix the ingredients for the filling and shape into lime sized balls.
4. Punch down the raised dough and shape into orange sized balls.
5. Take a ball of dough and flatten into 2 inch disc.
6. Place the filling in the middle.
7. Bring the edges together and pinch to seal the edge.
8. Place in a cookie sheet. Cover and allow to raise again for 1 hour.
9. Bake in a 350F preheated oven for 40 minutes or in Toaster oven for 25 minutes or until well browned.


Sweet potato hot pockets

Sweet potato hot pockets

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Comments»

1. Cinnamon - August 5, 2008

The hot pockets looks perfect… must be tasting delicious!!

2. Priti - August 5, 2008

Looks yummy and so heathly, no suger, butter, ghee..great recipe…I’m going to try this.


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