September 12, 2011

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Southern Goodness- those sweet little orange potatoes! I've loved 'em since I was a wee little thing! My Grandpa loved them too- guess I come by it very naturally! So it only goes to reason that I would feed them to my kids from the time they were tiny- and they love them too! I always talk about their Grandpa Jack when we make anything with Sweet Potatoes!

Over the years I've tried many recipes for sweet potato biscuits- I have one I love made out of pumpkin too- but that's another day! I've tweaked a bit- but here is the recipe that we use around here--- 
Thought I would share since I was told 'It's National Biscuit Month' --- So yee haw- gives me reason to make good buttermilk and any other kind of biscuits more than I already do!

Mixing dry ingredients- super easy

Mash your cooked sweet potato (some people may buy the canned ones....not here- cook up a fresh one!!!!!)

Make well in dry ingredients- add wet ones and stir till just combined/moistened. The dough will be soft!

Turn dough out onto a fairly heavily floured surface and knead 4 to 5 times- adding flour as needed.

Pat dough to roughly 1/2 to 3/4 inch- I like them thick! Cut with biscuit cutter or a knife or whatever you like!

Place on baking sheet/stone- or parchment paper lined sheet.

Bake at 425 for about 18 minutes (I check at 15 and since they are so thick they need a few more minutes!)

Yields about 9- maybe 10.

Goodness gracious- they are good enough by themselves....but in the event they needed more- my sweet girl asked for the Sweet Potato butter (lovingly given to me by my Mom on my birthday--- Grandpa Jack is her dad!) and of course butter and Honey..... Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmmmm........ need I say more!!!!

There was such a feel of Fall in the air this morning that these were the perfect breakfast. We will be loving us more biscuits during the month!

And because so many Southerner's love their biscuits the sweet Gypsies at Junk Gypsy designed a shirt a few years ago- that I purchased from them in Warrenton and I get a kick out of it---- No Southern food did not save my soul- Only one person did that- Thank you Jesus! But I do pray that God blesses the Buttermilk biscuits each time I bake them and eat them!

Here are the ingredients:

2 c. all purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 TBSP sugar
1/4- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg - depends on your taste!
1 c. cooked, mashed sweet potato
2/3 c. milk
1/3 c. vegetable oil

Follow above instructions and enjoy.

So go ahead- Get yourself some biscuits in honor of National Biscuit month!!!


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