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.


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


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