Sweet Potato Tea Bread
3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
3 1/2 cups self-rising flour
2 cups sweet potatoes (mashed)
2/3 cup water
4 eggs beaten
1 cup raisins (coat with flour)
1 cup chopped pecans (coat with flour)
3 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons nutmeg
2 teaspoons vanilla
Cream sugar and oil. Add eggs, sweet potatoes and water. Gradually add flour and spices. Mix in raisins and pecans.
Spray 2 large loaf pans with cooking spray and coat with flour.
Pour in mixture.
Bake at 325 for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool slightly before serving.
Lisa’s Notes: This bread is delicious and courtesy of Lee Farms, a wonderful NC sweet potato grower in Four Oaks. I like this recipe because it makes 2 loafs, one to serve and one to give as a gift. You can also make 3 loafs using medium (8 X 4) loaf pans or 4 loaves in the mini loaf pans.