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Sweet Potato Cream   Veg  CD  DP  Tahitian  60mins plus chilling

Serves 6   Cold  Vegetarian Vegan  Dessert  Tahiti  French Polynesia  Oceania  Dairy Wheat Gluten Free  Eggless



900g/2lb Sweet Potatoes
1 Vanilla Bean
Approx 150g/+5oz  Sugar
240ml/8fl.oz. lukewarm Water or Milk


1. Wash the potatoes, place (unpeeled) in a large saucepan of lightly sugared water, bring to the boil then cook for 30 to 40 minutes or until they are very well cooked when the skin will break and loosen. 


2. Drain well, peel then place in a large mixing bowl together with the sugar and the vanilla  seeds . 


3. Begin by mashing with a fork or potato masher, adding a little of the water or milk, then add the sugar and beat with a wooden spoon, adding more water or milk to give a thickish puree .  Add more sugar according to taste. Transfer to glasses or cups and chill well before serving. 


N.B. This puree can also be used as a crème filling for pastries and cakes.



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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat – To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.


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Mixing Bowl

Wooden or Plastic Spoon


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