Cranberry Yam Bread
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas
The sweetness of the yams combined with the tartness of cranberries will make this Cranberry Yam Bread a personal favorite.
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
1-1/3 cups sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1 cup mashed sweet potato puree
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped cranberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and dust with flour.
In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, oil, yams and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, allspice, and baking soda. Make a well in the center. Pour yam mixture into well. Mix just until moistened. Stir in cranberries.
Spoon better into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick in center comes out clean.
Yield: 12 Slices
Serving size: 1 slice
Calories: 237; Fat: 7g; Carbohydrates: 41g; Cholesterol: 35mg; Sodium: 132mg; Protein: 3g; Fiber: 1g
Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1-1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 1 Fat
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In the Ukraine, a traditional Christmas bread called "kolach" is placed in the center of the dining table. This bread is braided into a ring, and three such rings are placed one on top of the other, with a candle in the center of the top one. The three rings symbolize the Trinity.