Thursday, February 28, 2008

Recipe for the best sweet potato biscuits...

Sweet Potato Biscuits
Taste of Home
TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.

  • Ingredients:
    2 cups self-rising flour
    1/4 cup packed brown sugar
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 teaspoon ground ginger
    7 tablespoons cold butter, divided
    3 tablespoons shortening
    1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
    6 tablespoons milk

    Directions: In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger. Cut in 4 tablespoons butter and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, combine sweet potatoes and milk; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times. Pat or roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 2-in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Melt remaining butter; brush over dough. Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.