In the south biscuits are a way of life. Few southern cooks didn’t start their cooking life with a basic biscuit recipe. This recipe steps up the biscuit making process a little with fresh cooked sweet potatoes.
Sweet Potato Biscuits
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mashed roasted sweet potato (room temperature after cooking)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (cold)
- 1/4 cup Whole Milk or buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Place the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
Cut in cold butter, use grater or hand mixer until dough is in crumbles
In a separate bowl combine mashed sweet potatoes and milk, mix thoroughly
Stir in the milk and sweet potato until the dough gathers itself into a ball.
Roll out or press out dough until about a half inch thick and fold over on itself.
Press dough to about 3/4 inch thick and cut out biscuits. Combine leftover dough, fold and cut again.
Place on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until done and slighly brown on edges.
Cool for a few minutes, if you can wait to slather with butter!
You can use butter milk for a different flavor, but whole or 2% milk works fine.