Sweet Potato Nut Bread

Sweet Potato Nut Bread

1/2 c. soft butter or margarine
2 c. sugar
3 1/2 c. sifted flour
2 c. cold mashed Jersey fresh sweet potatoes
1 c. walnuts, finely chopped
2 tsp. baking soda
2/3 c. cold, strong black coffee
1/2 c. shortening
4 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Cream shortening and sugar until light. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in sweet potatoes. Sift together dry ingredients, add nuts. Stir into creamed mixture alternately with cold coffee. Pour batter into 2 greased 9 x 5 x 2-inch loaf pans. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour or until they test done in the center. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.

ORANGE CREAM SPREAD

Into a 3 ounce package of cream cheese blend in 1 tablespoon of orange juice and 1 teaspoon grated peel.