Friday, January 8, 2010

Sweet Potato Biscuits


I really don't know what I enjoyed more about these biscuits, making them or eating them. I don't work with sweet potatoes much, I happen to love them, but my family does not. However, I don't care how much you hate sweet potatoes, you'll like these biscuits. The sweet potato adds a wonderful softness and bright flavor to the biscuits. They are really easy to make and go wonderfully with just about any meal. My kids probably ate about ten of these!

Sweet Potato Biscuits
From My Mom

Ingredients

1 C cooked, drained and pureed sweet potato or winter squash
2 C all-purpose flour
1 scant t salt
3 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
2-5 T cold butter (more is better--that's what the actual recipe says!)
1/2-7/8 C plain yogurt or buttermilk

Directions

Preheat oven to 450*

Mix the dry ingredients together in bowl or food processor. Cut the butter into bits and either pulse it in the food processor or blend in standard fashion. All the butter should be thoroughly blended before proceeding.Stir in pureed sweet potatoes or winter squash into the butter-flour mixture (I just smash them with a fork!). Add only enough yogurt or buttermilk to form the dough into a ball, usually between 1/2 and 3/4 C (if your potatoes are very dry, you may need the whole 7/8 C).

Use a large spoon to stir in the yogurt or buttermilk, just until the mixture forms a ball. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it ten times; no more. If it is very sticky, add a little flour, but very little; don't worry if it sticks a bit to your hands.

Press into a 1/2" rectangle and cut into 2" rounds with a biscuit cutter or glass. Place the rounds on an ungreased baking sheet. Gently reshape the leftover dough and cut again; this recipe will produce 10-14 biscuits.

Bake 7-9 min, or until the biscuits are a golden brown. Serve within 15 minutes for them to be at their best.

35 comments:

Kim said...

I have always wanted to make sweet potato biscuits. I think it has something to do with the color of them. I have a picky family though and it's nice to hear that those who don't like sweet potatoes will like these biscuits. I'm so glad you posted about these. I am definitely going to add them to my list.

Sarah Alaoui said...

looks yum

saved

Heidi said...

I've never cooked with sweet potatoes. My mom never cooked them so I've never even really had them. These look great. I'm anxious to try them.

Jenn said...

I love sweet potato biscuits. It's been a while since I've made some. I must add it to my list o things to make menu for the next couple of weeks.

Melody said...

This looks like a must try! Thanks for the great recipe.

A Year on the Grill said...

I just had my first batch of sweet potato biscuits ever recently... I love them, and this sounds like a terrific recipe

Leslie said...

gotta love a good biscuit recipe from your mom!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

These sound scrumptious! I'd like to have ten of them right now! Love your new look!

Pam said...

I could eat so many of these biscuits - they look terrific!

Deborah said...

I am definitely saving this recipe. I've always wanted to make sweet potato biscuits!

Donna-FFW said...

These sound lovely. Ive wanted to try and make these for a while but vent gotten round to it, thx for the reminder.

Katy ~ said...

I have a squash on my counter that I didn't know what to do with. I'm making these this weekend! I'm on a bit of a biscuit kick (need to keep my starch level up apparently in this cold weather!).

Looks GOOD!!!!

♥peachkins♥ said...

this would be good with gravy..

Judy said...

I love sweet potato biscuits, especially with raisins in them.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

We love sweet potatoes, and are trying to eat more of them lately as they are so nutritious. These look great!

Joanne said...

I love love love sweet potatoes, but my parents do NOT. So I have avoided making sweet potato biscuits or rolls for them. But you are right - how could you NOT love a good biscuit. I'm on it.

Lynn said...

Oh I do so love biscuits. These sound wonderful. I have some pumpkin puree in my freezer I was wondering what to do with -- bet that would substitute ok in this recipe, don't you think? Thanks for the great idea :)

biz319 said...

I don't like sweet potatoes by themselves, but I love those biscuits!!

Happy Saturday!

Erica said...

YUM! I love sweet potatoes (just ate one ;)) and think they would be fantastic in a biscuit. Isn't it fun when you enjoy cooking as much as eating a meal??? Hope you guys are enjoying the weekend

jscardon said...

Whoa!! Your blog is SO cool these days!! Where have I been the last month or two?? I am having a BALL looking through all your new recipes. YUM!! Just what I need to erase the January blues.:)

Carrie said...

Your biscuits look amazing! I like the twist with the sweet potato!

Devon said...

I have never heard of these before, but the name alone makes me want to eat them.

Chow and Chatter said...

wow cool biscuits

theUngourmet said...

I love these! I made a batch for the first time a couple of years ago for Thanksgiving. They are so good they're dangerous! I'm with your kids, I could eat quite a few myself. Your mom's recipe is a nice one. :)

Ingrid said...

Now you know something's good when the kids eat a lot of it especially one of the ingredients is one that they don't like.
~ingrid

burpandslurp said...

whoa, I didn't know it was possible for anyone to hate sweet potatoes....but at least the biscuits will make them inhale those vitamin A's! :D

Velva said...

Oh boy, sweet potato biscuits-YUM!!! Warm with melted butter and a little jam...Just sinful.
This was a wonderful recipe!!!

Trish said...

Oh joy....another recipe to use for sweet potatoes. I have never seen this recipe before. Wonderful, thanks for sharing.

JG said...

Butternut Squash is a favorite in our family. With the addition of Yogurt or Buttermilk and making Biscuits - sounds yummy!

Kathleen said...

Oh baby! I so want about a dozen of these right now!!!

Barbara said...

Then I'm going to love these because I really like sweet potatoes!
I've never made a sweet potato biscuit; thanks to your mom it looks like I now have a super recipe. Love the color too.

Chris F. said...

I love biscuits if made the right way. I will have to give this a try sometime.

Debbie said...

We love sweet potatoes here and I think those would be devoured. They just look so good!

Libby said...

Ohhhhhh....I have all the ingredients for this! I should make these :)

Libby said...

Girl, I've been making these the past 2 weekends and they are so good that I blogged about them :) Check out my latest post if you have time :) Thank you so much for such a great recipe :)