Sweet Potato Biscuits

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNONThese biscuits soak up any leftover sweet potato and make for a delicious holiday breakfast. Don't have sweet potato? You can also use cooked butternut or acorn squash. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNONThese biscuits soak up any leftover sweet potato and make for a delicious holiday breakfast. Don't have sweet potato? You can also use cooked butternut or acorn squash.

Advocate-Tested Recipe

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Makes about a dozen biscuits. Recipe is adapted by Beth Colvin from one found on http://www.allrecipes.com.

1 cup flour

3 tsps. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

2 tbls. butter

3/4 cup mashed sweet potatoes

1/4 cup milk, plus 1 or 2 tbls. in case the dough is too dry

1. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter until it resembles coarse meal.

2. Add the mashed sweet potatoes and milk, stir until combined, but do not overwork the dough.

3. Using floured hands, take palmfuls of dough and pat into slightly flattened balls. Place on a baking sheet. You can roll the dough on a floured surface like traditional biscuits, but I find this dough a little too sticky for that. Dropping heaping tablespoonfuls is another option.

4. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.