Sweet-Potato Biscuits

These biscuits are a welcome addition to any meal. Remember to make plenty as they definitely please a crowd of hungry feasters.


+ enlarge image Give biscuits a festive flavor.
  • 1 cup mashed, cooked sweet potato* (see Note below)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup shortening

1. Combine mashed sweet potato, sugar, and egg. Beat with a fork until smooth. Stir in milk. Set mixture aside.

2. Stir together flour and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of dry mixture. Add sweet-potato mixture and stir just until combined.

3. Turn out onto a well-floured surface. Knead gently for 10 to 12 strokes. Roll or pat dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Reroll as necessary. Place biscuits 1 inch apart on large baking sheets.

4. Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until biscuits are lightly browned. Makes 18 to 20 biscuits.

*Note: To make 1 cup mashed potatoes, peel 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound total). Cut into 1-1/2-inch chunks. Place in a large amount of boiling water. Simmer about 20 minutes or until very tender. Drain. Mash with a potato masher or beat with an electric mixer.

Nutrition facts per biscuit: 165 cal., 6 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 13 mg chol., 297 mg sodium, 23 g carbo., 3 g fiber, 3 g pro. Daily values: 32% vit. A, 5% vit. C, 9% calcium, 6% iron.

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