Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sweet Potato Biscuits

These caught my eye a couple of months ago when I was looking for Thanksgiving dinner ideas. There is a recipe in Food and Wine using these on top of a creamy veggie pot pie. I remembered this recipe when I came across a lone sweet potato in the pantry. No longer in the mood for a heavy pot pie, I decided to just make the top -- sweet potato biscuits.

Sweet Potato Biscuits
This recipe is adapted from Food and Wine and makes 8 biscuits.

  • 1/2 pound sweet potato
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk

How to:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Poke the sweet potato with a fork and bake until tender, about 45 minutes, or microwave on high for 5-6 minutes. Once the potato has cooled, peel and mash -- there should be about 3/4 of a cup.

In a food processor, pulse the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and brown sugar. Add in the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the buttermilk and mashed sweet potato until the dough comes together and forms a ball.

Roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thick. Using a 4 inch diameter round cutter, cut out the biscuits and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake for about 15 minutes until the tops are golden brown. Serve warm with butter.

Notes: I served these for dinner with curried lentil burgers and braised kale. The next time I make these will be for a breakfast or brunch - they would be perfect smothered with butter and honey and served with a cup of hot tea.

1 comment:

  1. They look versatile due to their sweetness.

    Will have to try them. Thanx!