Sweet Potato Biscuits
Serve a batch of these versatile, golden-hued sweet potato biscuits with a fried chicken dinner, or a grilled steak dinner, or simply a hearty steaming bowl of soup.
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup cooked mashed sweet potato
3/4 to 1 cup buttermilk
- Combine first 3 ingredients. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until crumbly.
- Stir together sweet potato and buttermilk; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 3 to 4 times. Pat or roll to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut dough with a 3-inch round cutter, and place biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 425°F (220°C) for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden.
Makes 18 biscuits.