The Personal and Professional Development Committee
holds events throughout the year such as speed networking events, finance seminars, 101 workshops, book club and more to get HYPEsters involved in hands-on activities. The HYPE Homemade blog series aims to bring the "hands-on" aspect of the events into your home, through a monthly cooking blog! Committee members will share recipes they enjoy, from grandma's special recipe passed down through generations, to cookbook favorites, to meals they've created!
During the month of November, we will feature multiple holiday recipes! This recipe for sweet potato casserole comes from from Jennie May, and is a Florida favorite! Make sure to let us know in the blog comments if you tried the recipe!
Sweet Potato Casserole
Credit: family recipe from growing up in Florida
Level of difficulty: 1 out of 5
Tools required: Mixing bowl, casserole pan, Stand Mixer (or if you’re like me and do not have one, a blender or a whisk and spoons work)
Time Required: prep - 10 minutes, cook - 25-30 minutes
About the recipe: At Thanksgivings in Florida each person had their own variation of Sweet Potato casserole. We typically partner this dish with the turkey and green beans. You can make this with actual sweet potatoes by peeling, dicing and simmering them before mixing it up. But over the years I’ve kept mine simple: canned yams full of brown sugar and topped with marshmallows.
2 29oz cans of yams (cut sweet potatoes)
½ cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
16 oz bag of marshmallows
*Dash Ground nutmeg
*Dash Ground Ginger
Cooking oil spray (Pam or generic brands, they all work)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Add 2/3 cup dark brown sugar to mixing bowl (Feel free to be generous in the amount of brown sugar you use!)
3. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to the brown sugar
4. Soften stick of butter in mixing bowl and use spoon or whisk to mix
5. Combine canned yams to the butter/sugar mix
6. Mix everything together using stand mixer (or blender, or whisk and spoons) to a chunky consistency (you can puree the mixture however a chunky consistency is preferred)
7. Spray casserole pan with cooking oil
8. Pour casserole batter into the pan and place in oven
9. After 10 minutes flip the casserole around
10. **After 20 minutes, place marshmallows on top of the casserole
11. After 25-30 minutes, take casserole dish out - the marshmallows will expand in the oven, within 10 minutes of room temperatures they will deplete.
* A dash is a subjective amount, just shake a little bit into the batter
** There will be leftover marshmallows that do not fit in the casserole dish, enjoy them!