Sweet Potato Biscuits


The sweet potato in this recipe lends color, moisture, and just a bit of earthy taste to these biscuits.  You can cook the sweet potato or yam ahead in the microwave so preparation is minimal.

Ingredients

2 3/4 cups pastry flour
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes or yams
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup milk
flour for dusting

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl.  Set aside.
  2. In a blender, mix the mashed sweet potatoes, egg, and milk together until they are a smooth, consistent liquid.
  3. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients all at once.   Stir with a spatula or fork only until mixed.  Do not over-mix.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured counter and pat the dough with a floured hand into a 3/4-inch thick slab.  Use a biscuit cutter to cut rounds.  With a thin spatula, move the rounds to greased baking sheet.
  5. Bake for ten to twelve minutes or until they start to brown.  Serve hot.
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