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Sweet-Potato Biscuits

  • yield: Makes 12

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1/4 cup milk

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Wash sweet potatoes, and prick all over with a fork. Place on a baking sheet; bake until soft, about 1 hour. (The juices will start to run out.) When cool enough to handle, scoop out flesh and press through a sieve (you should have 1 3/4 cups of puree). Set aside.

  2. Step 2

    In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cayenne. With a pastry cutter or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.

  3. Step 3

    In another bowl, whisk together milk and sweet-potato puree. Add to dry ingredients, and mix until well combined.

  4. Step 4

    Place dough on a lightly floured surface; knead once or twice, and pat out to 1/2 inch thick. Cut out biscuits with a floured 2-inch-round cutter. Bake on parchment-lined baking sheet until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, August/September 1993

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Reviews (1)

  • MTMomma 8 Nov, 2011

    Excellent! Just the right amount of spice and sweet. These are a definite keeper.