Aromatic Sweet Potatoes


4 sweet potatoes

2 yams

10 -12 cardamom pods

1 teaspoon butter or margarine

1 tablespoon orange juice

1 cup brown sugar

Marshmallows to garnish

Bake sweet potatoes and yams in a preheated 375-degree oven for 1 hour. When cool enough to handle, peel them, then chop into large pieces. Remove seeds from cardamom pods and discard peel. In a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, grind cardamom seeds into a fine powder.

Put sweet potatoes, cardamom powder, butter, orange juice and brown sugar in a food processor. Pulse until a smooth paste. Pour mixture into a greased baking dish and garnish with marshmallows. The dish can be served just like that or can be placed back in the oven to brown and melt the marshmallows before serving.