Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Sweet Potato Biscuits


I don't have a picture of these but I wanted to get the recipe in here anyway. I make these to go with ham and people go crazy for them. When I make them at home, I substitute home lard for the shortening.

These come from a fabulous cookbook http://www.amazon.com/Gracious-Plenty-John-T-Edge/dp/1557883882/sr=8-2/qid=1167155764/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/103-0301410-5302240?ie=UTF8&s=books

Sweet Potato Biscuits
3 c flour, plus more for rolling and shaping
3/4 c sugar
1 tbs salt
3 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp allspice
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 c shortening
2 c mashed sweet potatoes
1/3 c milk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a large bowel, mix together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, allspice, and cinnamon. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in the sweet potatoes. Ads the milk and stir until the dry ingredients are moistened.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface; roll to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with a 2 inch biscuit cutter. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

Notes
-I never roll these out! The dough is way too slack for rolling. You would have to add an enormous amount of flour to get them to roll and that would ruin the biscuit. What I do is get a good pinch of the dough and shape it in my floured hands, then place it on the cookie sheet. Now this will vary the size of the biscuit from what is said in the recipe and you will have to adjust the cooking time.
-These keep for a couple of days and then reheat well.

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

These were sooo good! I actually threw out my old sweet potato biscuit recipe and replaced it with this one!