“I don’t love sweet potatoes, but I like the idea of them. I love the smell and aroma of cognac, but seldom drink it.” Lovely words. Perfect description.
So when I saw this simple recipe by Oddur Thorisson for an oven-roasted sweet potato sweetened with cognac and butter, I couldn’t wait to give it a try. The recipe was short, captured in a single sentence and highlighted by a single photograph. Rustic. Easy. Delicious!
Hints of the extravagant paired with the ease of relaxed cooking! This is where simple pleasures such as a cognac scented jacket potato are lazily enjoyed with a glass of wine and a good book!
- 1 small sweet potato, docked with a fork
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- 1½ tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cognac
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Whisk the softened butter, powdered sugar, cognac and cinnamon together until light and fluffy. Chill for at least 2 hours prior to using.
- Preheat the oven to 350°. Dock the sweet potato with a fork and roast for 30 minutes until softened. Switch the broiler on HI and broil for 5 minutes longer. Gently slit the potato in half and return to the oven broiling on HI for 5-10 minutes longer or until the edges start to caramelize and the center is fork tender. Gorgeous with a little cognac butter melting over the edges!