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Golden Yam Brownies
January 23, 2008

WOW!! Just... wow. These were super awesome. I had my doubts when I was measuring insane amounts of sugar, and saw the weird brown and orange batter, but these are something special. I wasn't sure if the recipe writer meant yams or sweet potatoes, which are not the same, but I used sweet potatoes, knowing that what most of us from the US call "yams" are really sweet potatoes. That was fine. I didn't cook the potatoes before hand, I just peeled and shredded them like the recipe says. I'm not really sure why everyone is cooking them, you really don't need to. And I certainly don't know why you would used canned, which have so many preservatives and tons of sugar and salt. They cook plenty in the oven with the batter, there is no need to use pre-cooked. I think next time I will double the frosting though. I really liked the way the frosting complimented the brownies. I think more would be excellent. However, I let the brownies cool before putting on the frosting in order to preserve the sort of crusty top that brownies get. Thanks for the great recipe!

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