Recipes from the 2009 Inaugural Luncheon

Recipes from the 2009 Inaugural Luncheon

Molasses Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Yield: 2 quarts

3 large sweet potatoes, about 3 pounds
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of molasses
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
2 tablespoons maple syrup

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and roast until easily pierced
    with a fork, about 1 hour.

  3. Peel the skin off of the sweet potatoes while still hot.By hand or mixer,
    smash potatoes until all large chunks are gone. Combine the potatoes,
    butter, salt, orange juice, brown sugar, ground cumin, molasses and maple
    syrup in a large bowl. Continue to mix all together until all lumps are
    gone. Adjust any of the seasonings to your specific tastes. Can be made the
    day before.