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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sweet Potato Biscuits--YUM!

It seems there is an over abundance of sweet potatoes around this time of year but they are so versatile not to mention they are also good for you! Healthy food can taste good! However, some of that nutritional value may be lost in the fat and flour of this recipe but hey, we all need some comfort food once in a while. It's a warm rainy morning here and these little gems fit the bill for a comfort food breakfast.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup of buttermilk
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes

Preheat the oven to 425. Stir together the flour and sugar. Cut in the shortening with a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles corn meal.

Make a "well" in the center of the flour and pour in the mashed sweet potatoes and buttermilk. Stir with a fork, folding in the sweet potatoes and buttermilk until this "glob" makes a soft ball of dough. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and either pat out or roll out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with biscuit cutter and place on greased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter. We like these with butter and REAL maple syrup. These are great with ham!

Pastry cutters are so much easier to use than a fork when incorporating butter or shortening into flour. I highly recommend you get one if you don't have one! My girls will attest to the fact that I do like a well equipped kitchen :)

Stir in the buttermilk and sweet potatoes.

Place the soft ball of dough on a lightly floured surface.

Pat or roll out (I just pat these out by hand) and cut with a biscuit cutter.

Place in a lightly greased baking pan and a preheated 400 degree oven.

Bake for about 20 minutes...serve hot with butter and maple syrup. uhmmmm :)

Note: These biscuits are not a "mile high" biscuit but more of a "tea biscuit". If you want a thicker biscuit, then cut them about 1 to 1 1/4 inches thick. Depending on your oven, you might bake them another minute or two because they are thicker.