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Sweet Potato Biscuits

Great with ham and pear preserves!

Sweet Potato Biscuits

What you will need

1 large sweet potato

2 cups self-rising flour

1/4 cup sugar

3 tablespoons shortening, plus a dab to lightly grease the baking sheet

2 tablespoons butter, cut in small squares

1/3 cup milk

(Optional) 1 tsp. caramel extract

(Optional) ground cinnamon

How to cook


Bake sweet potato at 350° for 1 hour or until tender (can be pierced with no resistance from fork); let cool for 5 minutes.


Peel and mash the potato, then place in fridge to cool.


Combine flour and sugar in a medium sized bowl.


Cut shortening and butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until crumbly.


Add mashed sweet potato and milk (+ optional 1 tsp. caramel extract), stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.


Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 3-4 times (do NOT over knead the dough).


Roll dough out to roughly 1/2 an inch thickness with a rolling pin.


Cut the dough with a 2 inch biscuit cutter, and place on your lightly greased baking sheet.


Bake at 400° F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.


(Optional) sprinkle ground cinnamon over the biscuits.


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Rafael Sanches
Wonderful recipe! looks so delicious. This looks like a great addition to our thanksgiving dinner.
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Ryan Goodwin
This is pretty cool. Gotta give it a try for sure.
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Kuni Rana
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