sweet potato biscuits
Tender, flaky, and slightly sweet. For a southern-style taste of homemade goodness these biscuits really hit the spot!
2 cups mashed sweet potato**
1 ¼ cup buttermilk OR half-n-half
1 large egg
2 tbsp maple syrup
8 tbsp butter, melted
4 cups flour
2 tsp salt
6 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
**Cut 2 medium sized sweet potatoes into cubes, add to a pot of boiling water and cook until very tender, 13-15 minutes. Drain water and mash with a fork.
Preheat oven to 450° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, combine the wet ingredients and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir, just until combined. Do not overmix.
- Turn out onto a floured surface. Roll out (or handpress) dough to a 1-inch thickness. Use a biscuit cutter or an empty jar to cut into rounds. Place on baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the tops are just golden. Serve warm with butter and honey, or apple butter. Yum!
Note: Store any leftovers in the refrigerator. Also, due to a natural occurrence when cooked potato hits the air, green spots can sometimes appear in the biscuits.