Friday, July 15, 2011

Sweet Potato Biscuits

When we stayed with Nikki in May, her dad made sweet potato biscuits one night.  I had to restrain myself.  I wanted to eat about 20.  The recipe below is a compilation between his recipe and Paula Deen's.  Nikki's dad used yams which gave them a fun orange color.

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) softened butter
2 to 4 tablespoons milk (depending on the moisture of the potatoes) (I used 2 T)
dash of vanilla

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Sift together flour, sugars, spices, baking powder and salt. In a separate, large bowl, mix the sweet potatoes, vanilla and butter. Add the flour mixture to the potato mixture and mix to make a soft dough. Then add milk a tablespoon at a time to mixture and continue to cut in. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and toss lightly until the outside of the dough looks smooth. Roll the dough out to 1/2-inch thick and cut with a biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits on a greased pan and coat tops with melted butter. Bake for 10-15 minutes.

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